01-0409R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ARBY CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 16 INCH GAS MAIN FROM TBS 1A TO RAMSEY AND ONEOTA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,250,848.15.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that Arby Construction, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for construction of 16 inch steel high pressure gas main and related work from TBS 1A to Ramsey and Oneota for the engineering division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $3,250,848.15, terms net 30, FOB job site, payable out of Gas Construction Bond Fund 0521, Dept./Agency 500, Object 5532.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the construction of a major 16 inch gas main extension by Arby Construction, Inc., for $3,250,848.15 to be paid from Gas Construction Bond Fund 0521. This project will extend a 16 inch high pressure gas main from the general areas of the metering station at 95th Avenue West and Prescott Street to Glencrest Court and Commonwealth Avenue, then northeasterly past industrial areas. The gas main is being constructed to provide for reliability to the gas distribution network and to reduce dependence on gas flows from other entry points of natural gas into the system. Arby Construction, Inc., was the lowest of the five companies who responded. The estimated cost of this project is $4,300,000. The capital improvement plan has included a budget of $4,000,000 from years 1999 to 2001 for this work. Bid No. 01-0481; Job No. 2625
 
Tabulation of bids received May 16, 2001
Arby Construction, Inc., New Berlin, WI $3,250,848.15
Minnesota Limited, Inc., Rogers, MN $3,645,596.15
Northern Pipeline Construction, Lakeville, MN $3,728,468.40
Michels Corporation, Brownsville, WI $4,452,223.76
Murphy Brothers, Inc., East Moline, IL $5,159,403.66