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City of Independence
BILL NO. 17-0931st R.

Agenda Title:

17-093 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing a contract with Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc. for the Pacific Avenue Sanitary Sewer Main (No. 70301601) for an amount not to exceed $443,916.00; authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $44,391.60 and/or time extensions; and adjusting project appropriations. 

Approval of the ordinance is recommended.
Executive Summary:

Approval is requested for a construction contract for the Pacific Avenue Sanitary Sewer Main Project (No. 70301601). The project will relocate the sanitary sewer main currently under the Union Pacific Railroad spur near Pacific Avenue, abandoning the existing line which has flow restrictions.

The existing 118 year-old cast iron pipe under the Union Pacific railroad was found to be restricted. A design to relocate this segment of pipe and abandon the existing restricted pipe was completed, representing the Pacific Avenue Sanitary Sewer Main project. This project includes installation of 312 feet of sanitary sewer pipe, one new sanitary sewer structure, and other related construction.

There were five construction bids for the project:


Radmacher Bros Exc., Co. Inc.    $443,916.00
Linaweaver Construction              $445,940.00
Pyramid Excavation                      $591,435.16
Wiedenmann, Inc.                         $645,800.00
SHEDIGS IT, LLC                         $892,776.00

Although the low bid exceeded the engineer's estimate, adequate funds are available from stormwater debt financing proceeds to complete the work without jeopardizing other projects. Staff evaluated options to rebid or value engineer the project but does not believe that better pricing could be obtained due to current market conditions. Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company Inc. has successfully completed other construction contracts for the City. Their bid is being recommended for this contract.

Fiscal Impact:

The construction contract would obligate $443,916.00 from the proceeds of debt obligations from the Missouri Development Finance Board for the Pacific Avenue Sanitary Sewer Main Project (No. 70301601).

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

Public Works DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
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Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

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