DISCLAIMER

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE


08-0353R


RESOLUTION AWARDING A CONTRACT TO VIELE CONTRACTING, INC., FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 54TH AVENUE EAST FROM NORWOOD STREET TO 145 FEET NORTHERLY IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,490.

CITY PROPOSAL:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Viele Contracting, Inc., for construction of 54th Avenue East from Norwood Street to 145 feet northerly for the engineering division for the apparent low bid of $25,490, payable out of Self Insurance Liabilities Fund 0610, Department/Agency 036, Organization 1651, Object 5441, City Project No. 0652TR.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize award of a contract for construction of 54th Avenue East from Norwood Street to 145 feet northerly in the amount of $25,490 to Viele Contracting, Inc. This project will be funded by the Self Insurance Liabilities Fund 0610. This project was permitted privately for the public utilities and pavement. The utilities were installed but the pavement was not. The petitioner, Mr. George Foote, did not have the money to complete the paving portion. Many warning letters have not resulted in the petitioner completing the work. A few of these letters are attached. The city will complete the work and request payment from the owner upon completion.


Of the three firms that responded, Viele Contracting, Inc., was the lowest bidder. The engineer’s estimate was $19,500; payable out of Department/Agency 036, Object 5441, City Project No. 0652TR, Requisition No. 08-00414.


Tabulation of bids received May 27, 2008

Viele Contracting, Inc.

$25,490.00

KTM Paving, Inc.

$28,805.68

Duluth-Superior Erection, Inc.

$35,776.00