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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 $178,697.64, authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $17,900.00 and/or time extensions, for the 19th and Norwood Stormwater Improvements Project (No. 70131601).

Approval of the request is recommended.
Executive Summary:

Approval is requested for a construction contract for the 19th and Norwood Stormwater Improvements Project (No. 70131601). The project will install new storm sewer mains and inlets for the site to improve runoff and stormwater conveyance throughout the project site, helping to eliminate structural and yard flooding within the project limits.

Existing drainage infrastructure in the vicinity of the intersection at 19th and Norwood was undersized to provide adequate conveyance of stormwater, resulting in structural and yard flooding. A design to install a complete drainage system, including stormwater inlets and pipes, and to re-route a water main in conflict with the proposed facilities was completed, representing the 19th and Norwood Stormwater Improvements Project. This project includes installation of 677 linear feet of various sized storm sewer mains, 8 stormwater structures, 234 linear feet of water main relocation, 811 square feet of sidewalk, and all appurtenant work for the completion of the project.


There were 14 construction bids for the project:


Blue Nile Contractors                          $ 178,697.64
VF Anderson Builders LLC                 $ 192,804.50
Tasco Construction                             $ 203,371.50
Kissick Construction Company           $ 210,181.45
J&N Utilities                                        $ 213,444.50
Radmacher Brothers Excavating        $ 218,484.00
Redford Construction Inc.                   $ 219,907.00
Westland Construction Inc.                 $ 221,928.00
Wiedenmann Construction                  $ 248,818.00
Pyramid Excavation Construction       $ 255,484.24
SHEDIGSIT LLC                                 $ 269,870.00
Linaweaver Construction                     $ 270,865.00
Leath and Sons, Inc.                           $ 281,660.00
Julius Kaaz Construction                     $ 333,333.50

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

Fiscal Impact:

The construction contract would obligate $196,597.64 of Storm Water Sales Tax (SWST) funds for the 19th and Norwood Stormwater Improvements Project (No. 70131601).

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:          Accepted

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