City Expands Bidding Procedure- Saves $50,000
The City Council approved a contract at its July 5th meeting for roadway and sanitary sewer line improvements utilizing an expanded bidding process, saving the City $47,698.
This item was originally presented to Council in January 2018. At that time, the City received a total of three bids. After this initial proposal, Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Lindamood, along with members of the Council, recommended additional bidding sites that staff could utilize to promote plans and possibly receive additional competitive bids. This project was bid a second time in May 2018, and the City received double the bids, a price reduction, and shorter project duration.
This project will result in the replacement of an existing 6” sanitary sewer line with an 8” line along Manning Drive. The contract also includes an asphalt mill and overlay on Manning Drive, Stafford Drive, Oak Knoll Drive, and Bowman Drive. The sanitary sewer line is a part of a 2014 Water and Wastewater Master Plan. The road work was identified in the Local Street Maintenance Program approved by the City Council in fall of 2017.
This effort is a great example of collaboration between the Council and staff looking for ways to save taxpayer dollars.