00-0218R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO UNITED PIPING, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEN INCH STEEL HIGH PRESSURE GAS MAIN AND RELATED WORK IN AIRPORT ROAD FROM HAINES ROAD TO RICE LAKE ROAD AND IN RICE LAKE ROAD FROM AIRPORT ROAD TO AIRPARK BOULEVARD, IN THE AMOUNT OF $322,872.50.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

RESOLVED, that United Piping, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for construction of ten inch steel high pressure gas main and related work in Airport Road from Haines Road to Rice Lake Road and in Rice Lake Road from Airport Road to Airport Boulevard for the public works and utilities department in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $322,872.50, terms net 30, FOB job site, payable out of Gas Fund 520, Dept./Agency 900, Organization 0505, Object 5532.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the construction of a ten inch steel high pressure gas main and related work in Airport Road from Haines Road to Rice Lake Road and in Rice Lake Road from Airport Road to Airpark Boulevard from United Piping, Inc., for $322,872.50 to be paid from Fund 520, Agency 900, Object 5532. These improvements will help address low pressure problems in the gas distribution system. This project will reduce the gas distribution system's reliance on Town Border Station No. 1 which supplies approximately 80 percent of the gas to the system. Therefore, the system reliability will be improved. This project will also assist in improving gas availability to large volume customers in this area of the city so that their natural gas use will not have to be curtailed as frequently. This project is the first phase of improvement along the east leg. United Piping, Inc., was the lowest of the three above companies who responded. $420,000 was budgeted for this construction in the utilities budget. Bid No. 00-0377
 
Tabulation of bids received: March 16, 2000
United Piping, Inc., Hermantown, MN $322,872.50
AW Kuettel & Sons, Inc., Duluth, MN  $389,074.00
Stack Brothers, Inc., Superior, WI $500,560.00