01-0664R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO MACQUEEN EQUIPMENT, INC., FOR A HYDRO EXCAVATOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $287,343.39.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that MacQueen Equipment, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and delivering a hydro excavator for the utility operations division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $287,343.39, terms net 30, FOB destination, $57,468.68 payable out of Water Fund 0510, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5580; $143,671.70 payable out of Gas Fund 0520, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5580; $57,468.68 payable out of Sewer Fund 0530, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5580; $28,734.33 payable out of Stormwater Utility Fund 0535, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5580.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize the purchase of a hydro excavator from MacQueen Equipment, Inc., for $287,343.39 to be paid from Water Fund 0510; Gas Fund 0520; Sewer Fund 0530; Stormwater Utility Fund 0535.  The hydro excavator will be operated by a two person crew and be used by all four utilities divisions to excavate materials around plastic gas mains safely.  It will also be used during one call locations to properly locate the gas pipe to ensure safe digging by contractors.  In addition the unit will be used to make repairs to valve boxes and fire hydrants that would have required a four person crew with a backhoe, dump truck and at least one other vehicle.  It will also assist with work on manholes and catch basins.  The estimated cost for this purchase was $288,615.  The unobligated funds in Object 5580 is $592,002.  Bid No. 01-0426
 
Tabulation of bids received August 9, 2001
MacQueen Equipment, St. Paul, MN $287,343.39
ABM Equipment & Supply, Hopkins, MN (partial bid) $231,830.27