01-0594R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO PROSOURCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY AND EASEMENT ACQUISITION SERVICES, IN THE AMOUNT OF $198,469.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that ProSource Technologies, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing professional right-of-way and easement acquisition services to construct an approximately 4.7 mile ten inch diameter x52 steel pipeline for the transmission of natural gas for the egineering division in accordance with specifications on its low specification proposal of $198,469 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 professional services for the right of way and easement acquisition, regulatory and environmental permitting and preliminary route surveys necessary to begin the pipeline work for extending a pipeline 4.7 miles from Great Lakes Transmission line in Wisconsin to the Town Border Station in Gary/New Duluth. Request for proposals (RFPs) were sent to 14 firms of which seven responded. H.D.R. Engineering, Inc, PACE Engineering and ProSource Technologies, Inc. were interviewed. Prosource Technologies was selected because of their qualification organizational structural and competive pricing. Proposal No. 01-0597