07-0412R


RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO LEVINE & SON, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH PRESSURE GAS MAINS AND SERVICES IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $220,987.50.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Levine & Son, Inc.. for construction of high pressure gas mains and services at various locations throughout the city for the utility operations division for the apparent low bid of $220,987.50, payable out of Gas Fund 0520, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5533, City Job No. 0263GS.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the construction of one, two and three inch high pressure plastic gas mains, 1/2 and one inch plastic gas services, and related work in various locations throughout the city of Duluth by Levine & Son, Inc., in the amount of $220,987.50, paid from Gas Fund 0521. This award is the annual project for extending gas mains and gas services to new customers, and may include some replacement gas services. Levine & Son, Inc., was the lowest bidder of two companies that responded. The low bid is less than the engineer’s estimate and capital improvement program budget of $250,000.


Tabulation of bids received June 1, 2007

Requisition No. 07-0418

City Project No. 0263GS

Levine & Son, Inc.

$220,987.50

United Piping, Inc.

$235,987.50