Western Kentucky University is changing course on its plans for a new campus sports medicine complex.
WKU announced in August it was partnering with The Medical Center of Bowling Green to build the facility. The medical provider Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates filed a protest against the school last week.
The group said WKU awarded contracts to The Medical Center in violation of state procurement laws and regulations.
The school issued a statement Tuesday saying it will issue a Request for Proposals next week for bids on all parts of the sports medicine complex.
The statement says the decision to formally bid the project came after WKU officials went before the Capital Projects and Bond Oversight committee in Frankfort Tuesday.
The group that filed the complaint against the school is part of Graves-Gilbert Clinic.
Here is the complete text of the statement issued Tuesday by WKU: