04-0254R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO QUALITY UNDERGROUND SERVICES, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF GAS MAINS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $138,400.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that Quality Underground Services, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for construction of gas mains and services at various locations throughout the city for the utility operations division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $138,400, terms net 30, FOB job site, payable out of Gas Fund 0520, Dept./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, " and 1" plastic gas services and related work at various locations throughout the City of Duluth by Quality Underground Services for $138,400 to be paid from Gas Fund 0520. This award is the annual project for extending gas mains and gas services to new customers and may include some replacement gas services. Quality Underground Services was the lowest of the above companies who responded. The estimated cost of this project was $150,000. This is the first gas main extension and services contract for year 2004 and $300,000 has been budgeted for this work. Bid No. 04-0389; Job No. 0203GS

Tabulation of bids received April 5, 2004

Quality Underground Services, Inc., Eagan, MN $138,400
United Piping, Inc., Duluth, MN $141,000
Mueller Pipeliners, New Berlin, WI $151,700
Earth Burners, Inc., Duluth, MN $176,920
Levine & Son, Inc., Duluth, MN $250,000