04-0328R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NELS NELSON AND SONS, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF YEAR 2004 STREET IMPROVEMENT OF DULUTH HEIGHTS SOUTHEAST 2 IN THE AMOUNT OF $936,954.74.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that Nels Nelson and Sons, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for construction year 2004 street improvement of Duluth Heights Southeast 2 for the engineering division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $936,954.74, terms net 30, FOB job site, payable out of Street Improvement Program Fund 0440, Department/Agency 038, Organization 0402, Object 5530.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the Year 2004 street improvement of Duluth Heights Southeast 2 including Blackman Avenue from Central Avenue to Gilead Street; Oak Bend Drive from Upham Road to Baylis Street; Baylis Street from Oak Bend Drive to Pecan Avenue (see map) by Nels Nelson and Sons, Inc. for $936,954.74 to be paid from Street Improvement Program Fund 0440. Nels Nelson and Sons was the lowest of the five companies who responded. The estimated cost of this project is $958,000. Bid No. 04-0416; Job. No. 0089TR

Tabulation of bids received April 27, 2004

Nels Nelson and Sons Inc., Cloquet, MN $ 936,954.74
Reuben Johnson and Son, Superior, WI $ 956,750.00
Letourneau & Sons, Duluth, MN $ 968,205.50
Northland Constructors, Duluth, MN $ 988,603.60
Utility Systems of America, Eveleth, MN $1,034,223.70