07-0611R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FOUNDATION AND INSTALLATION OF ROTARY BOWL MILL AT THE DULUTH STEAM PLANT FACILITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $156,890.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Construction Services, Inc., for construction of the foundation and installation of a rotary bowl mill at the Duluth steam plant facility at One Lake Place Drive, in the amount of $156,890, in accordance with specifications and the vendor’s bid of $156,890, payable from the Steam Fund 540, Department/Agency 920, Organization 1499, Object 5530.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes a contract with Construction Services, Inc., for construction of the foundation and installation of a rotary bowl mill at the Duluth steam plant facility at One Lake Place Drive, in the amount of $156,890, in accordance with specifications and the contractor’s bid of $156,890, payable from the steam fund.


The work must be completed now in timely coordination with required steam plant inspections and preparation for the upcoming winter heating season.


The request for bid was posted on the city’s website August 6, 2007. The lowest bid from J.R. Jensen was rejected because the proposed piling was not acceptable as an alternative and did not meet bid specifications.


Request for Bids - Rotary Bowl Mill Installation

Opened August 29, 2007

Bid No. 07-0521

Requisition No. 07-0521

Contractor

Base Bid

J.R. Jensen Construction Company, Superior, WI

$139,860

Construction Services, Inc., Duluth, MN

$156,890

Lakehead Constructors, Inc., Superior, WI

$190,000

Industrial Maintenance Services, Inc., Wells, MI

$298,217