AGENDA INFORMATION SHEET
DEPARTMENT: Materials Management
ACM: Bryan Langley
AGENDA DATE: September 16, 2014
Consider adoption of an ordinance accepting competitive bids and awarding a public works contract for the Construction of FM 2499 Utility Relocation-Phase II project; providing for the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (Bid 5476-awarded to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specification, Speiss Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $1,604,356). The Public Utilities Board recommends approval (5-0).
The FM 2499 Utility Relocation Phase II project consists of the relocation of several existing water and sanitary sewer lines to accommodate the new alignment and new right-of-way for State Highway FM 2499. Construction of FM 2499 by the State is currently underway, with the City having furnished the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) a clear date for the utilities of June 30, 2015. The clear date is the date that the City will have completed the required relocation of the utilities. The water portion of this project is 100% reimbursable by the State, while the wastewater portion is 85% reimbursable. The water and sanitary sewer lines to be relocated vary in size from 6" up to 48". Some of the sanitary sewer lines are being upsized to accommodate future growth and current capacity inadequacies. None of the water lines require upsizing.
Standard City of Denton purchasing procedures were utilized. Bid notices were advertised in the local paper, posted on the internet, and emailed to 607 prospective bidders. Bids for the project were opened on August 22, 2014. A total of four (4) responses were received with a range in bid pricing from a low base bid of $1,604,356.00 to a high base bid of $1,891,209.00 The engineer's opinion of probable construction cost (OPCC) for the work was $1,200,000.00. The bid summary is enclosed as Exhibit 2.
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