04-0171R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO STACK BROTHERS MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC., FOR INSTALLING COOLING TOWER AND CHILLER IN THE AMOUNT OF $676,000.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that Stack Brothers Mechanical Contractors, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for installing a cooling tower and chiller in the old city water and gas office building on First Street which includes the St. Louis County Courthouse and St. Louis County Government Services Center for the Duluth Steam District #1 in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $676,000, terms net, FOB job site, payable out of Steam District #1 Fund 0540, Department/Agency 920, Organization 1490, Object 5530.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the construction of installing a cooling tower and chiller in the old city water and gas office building on First Street and associated ancillary work by Stack Brothers Mechanical Contractors for $676,000 to be paid from Steam District #1 Fund 0540. This contract also includes the final connections to the St. Louis County Courthouse and St. Louis County Government Services Center with stub in to City Hall for future air conditioning services. Stack Brothers Mechanical Contractors was the lowest of the six companies who responded. The estimated cost for this project was $647,000. Bid No. 03-0656; Job No. OT-0329

Tabulation of bids received February 24, 2004

Stack Brothers Mechanical Contractors, Superior, WI $ 676,000
Stout Mechanical, Duluth, MN $ 784,500
A.W. Kuettel & Sons, Duluth, MN $ 808,000
Gorham Oien Mechanical, Mora, MN $ 830,000
General Heating & Mechanical, Duluth, MN $ 947,000
A.G. O'Brien Plumbing & Heating, Hermantown, MN $1,169,640