04-0137R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO UNITED PIPING, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF GAS MAINS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS DURING YEAR 2003 IN THE AMOUNT OF $34,737.47.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that United Piping, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for construction of gas mains and services at various locations throughout the city during year 2003 for the utility operations division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $34,737.47, terms net 30, FOB job site, payable out of Gas Fund 0520, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5533.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the construction of 1", 2" and 3" high pressure plastic gas mains, 1/2" and 1" plastic gas services and related work at various locations throughout the City of Duluth by United Piping, Inc. for $34,737.47 to be paid from Gas Fund 0520. The project was originally awarded to Levine and Sons (see Resolution 03-0324). Due to the volume of new home construction gas service applications, Levine and Son needed additional help on this project. The second low bidder, Quality Underground Service, did not have the manpower available at the time of need. United Piping will honor Levine's blanket contract unit prices and agreed to take over some of the construction work. A purchase order was issued to United Piping in the amount of $15,000, which did not require a resolution. Five sites were added to the project in the amount of $19,737.47, making the total amount 34,737.47. Bid No. 03-0412; Requisition 03-0605; Job No. 0202GS