07-0621R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH RJS CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC, FOR FALL PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT CITY OF DULUTH WASTEWATER LIFT STATIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF $324,222.48.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a contract with RJS Construction Group, LLC for installation of fall protection improvements at city of Duluth wastewater lift stations in the amount of $324,222.48, payable out of Sanitary Sewer Fund 0530, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5535, City Project No. 0578SN.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the installation of fall restraint/fall protection at wastewater lift stations by RJS Construction Group, LLC in the amount of $324,222.48 to be paid from Sanitary Sewer Fund 0530. Although the bid is approximately eight per cent higher than the engineer’s estimate of $300,000 and three percent lower than the low bid price from the original bid, we recommend award. Recent OSHA citations have prompted an urgency to implement fall restraint and fall protection measures for personnel working at pump stations. Prices are not expected to be lower if this project is rebid; City Project No. 0578SN, REBID #2, Sanitary Sewer Fund 0530, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5535, Requisition No. 07-0543B.


Tabulation of bids received September 26, 2007

RJS Construction Group, Inc.

$324,222.48

Staab Construction Corporation

$327,200.00

Stout Mechanical, Inc.

$329,000.00

Construction Services, Inc.

$333,667.00