07-0620R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH KALKBRENNER PLUMBING & HEATING, INC., FOR THE 2007 REHABILITATION OF SANITARY SEWER LATERALS IN BASIN #25 IN THE AMOUNT OF $121,800.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Kalkbrenner Plumbing & Heating, Inc., for the 2007 rehabilitation of sanitary sewer laterals in Basin #25 in the amount of $121,800, payable out of Sanitary Sewer Fund 0530, Agency 500, Organization 1970, Object 5535, City Project No. 0620SN.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the rehabilitation of 20 sanitary sewer laterals totaling approximately 1,325 feet by cured-in-place pipelining by Kalkbrenner Plumbing & Heating, Inc., in the amount of $121,800. The city of Duluth has a major infiltration/inflow problem resulting in sewer overflows. This lateral rehabilitation project is a continuation of a demonstration program of the city’s comprehensive plan to eliminate overflows by eliminating infiltration and inflow sources. Kalkbrenner Plumbing & Heating, Inc., was the lowest bidder of the three companies that responded. Although their bid was 21 percent higher than the engineer’s estimate of $100,000, we recommend award. If rebid, prices are not expected to be lower; payable out of Sanitary Sewer Fund 0530, Agency 500, Organization 1970, Object 5535, City Project No. 0620SN, Requisition No. 07-0555.


Tabulation of bids received September 12, 2007

Kalkbrenner Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

$121,800

Gene’s Water & Sewer, Inc.

$200,275

Lametti & Sons, Inc.

$305,125