00-0544R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO QUALITY UNDERGROUND SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TWO INCH PLASTIC GAS MAIN IN POCKET CONVERSION AREAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $98,789.50.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

RESOLVED, that Quality Underground Services be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and delivering construction of a two inch plastic gas main in pocket conversion areas in the city of Duluth for the public utilities gas division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $98,789.50, terms net 30, FOB jobsite, payable out of Gas Fund 520, Dept./Agency 900, Organization 0505, Object 5533.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the construction of a two inch plastic gas main in pocket conversion areas in the city of Duluth from Quality Underground Services for $98,789.50 to be paid from gas fund, public works and utilities department, capital improvements - bonded, Agency 900, Object 5533. This project will provide gas service to new two tier pocket conversion customers. The work to be completed will include the Willow Street pocket conversion area, the Basswood Avenue, West Lemon Street, W est Palm Street, West Orange Street pocket conversion area, the Toledo Street pocket conversion area, the Gilead Street, West Myrtle Street, West Linden Street, Noth Basswood Avenue, Arlington Avenue pocket conversion area and the East Orange Street and Kissel Avenue pocket conversion area. Quality Underground Services was the lowest of the three companies who responded. The low bid was lower than the engineers estimated of $138,500. This is the first pocket conversion contract for year 2000 and the uncommitted fund for Object 5533 is $420,000. Bid No. 00-0577A
 
Tabulation of bids received on 08/01/00
Quality Underground Services, Eagan, MN $  98,789.50
United Piping Incorporated, Hermantown, MN $129,550.00
Earthburners, Incorporated, Duluth, MN $139,625.00