04-0552R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO UTILITY SYSTEMS OF AMERICA FOR WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM IN MORGAN PARK - PHASE II IN THE AMOUNT OF $428,958.50.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that Utility Systems of America be and hereby is awarded a contract for construction of wastewater collection system in Morgan Park - Phase II for the engineering division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $428,958.50 terms net 30, FOB job site, payable out of Sewer Fund 0530, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5533.


Tabulation of bids received July 29, 2004:

Utility Systems of America, Eveleth, MN$ 428,958.50
Letourneau & Sons, Duluth, MN560,941.00
Northwoods Sand & Gravel, Twig, MN570,154.46
Nels Nelson & Sons, Cloquet, MN577,424.98

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the construction of Wastewater Collection System in Morgan Park, Bid A - Phase II (see attached map) by Utility Systems of America for $428,958.50 to be paid from Sewer Fund 0530. Award for street improvements, Bid B - Phase II will be deferred until CDBG SIP funds allocated for this project becomes available. Utility Systems of America was the lowest of the four above companies who responded. The estimated cost for Part A