04-0334R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO PREMIER COMPANIES FOR PAINTING OF 2,620 GAS METER PIPING THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF DULUTH IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,175.29.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that Premier Companies be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing painting of 2,620 gas meter piping throughout the city of Duluth for the utility operations division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $36,175.29, terms net 30, FOB job site, payable out of gas Fund 0520, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5535.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the painting of 2,620 gas meter piping throughout the city of Duluth by Premier Companies for $36,175.29 to be paid from Gas Fund 0520. This program is for corrosion protection of gas service piping to comply with federal office of pipeline safety regulations. Premier Companies was the only company who responded with a bid. The low bid was 19 percent above the engineers estimate of $30,500. The capital improvements annual infrastructure program had budgeted $32,000 for this project. The additional $4,175.29 needed can be taken from gas main relocations and line stopple projects which had a budgeted amount of $80,000 under the same program. Bid No. 04-0424; Job No. 0377GS

Tabulation of bids received April 29, 2004: Premier Companies, Duluth, MN - $36,175.29