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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to approve a construction contract with Blue Nile Contractors for an amount not to exceed $119,569.16, authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $11,956.92, and/or time extensions for the 2800 block of Norwood Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project (No. 70301704).

Approval of the contract is recommended.
Executive Summary:

Approval is requested for a construction contract for the 2800 block of Norwood Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project (No. 70301704). The project will install a new 12” sanitary sewer main for the site to increase sanitary sewer main capacity and abandon mains within the project limits that are currently under capacity. Project will also extend sanitary sewer mains for potential connection by property owners from houses currently served by private septic systems.

The existing vitrified clay pipe (VCP) drains approximately 65 acres and is under capacity to handle drainage of this watershed during periods of high flows. A design to relocate the mains that are under capacity was completed, representing the 2800 block of Norwood Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project. This project includes installation of 603 LF of 8” and 12” sanitary sewer mains, 5 new sanitary sewer manholes, and other related construction.


There were 8 construction bids for the project:


Blue Nile Contractors                                            $119,569.16
Redford Construction, Inc.                                    $139,083.00
Linaweaver Construction                                      $145,539.50
Pyramid Excavation Construction                         $145,961.00
VF Anderson Builders, LLC                                  $153,909.80
SHEDIGS IT, LLC                                                 $159,816.95
Wiedenmann Construction                                    $174,935.00
Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, Inc.  $208,182.00

Blue Nile Contractors has successfully completed other construction contracts for the City. Their bid is being recommended for this contract.

Fiscal Impact:

The project would utilize $131,526.08 of previously obligated Sewer funds for the 2800 block of Norwood Sanitary Sewer Project (No. 70301704).

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

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

Council Action:          Council Action:         

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