Archive for Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Excavating company is approved for construction of new sewer line

May 28, 2003

In November, Miles Excavating of Basehor received bid approval as the contractor for construction of the U.S. Highway 24/40 sewer interceptor line.

After six months of wrangling, the Basehor City Council again awarded the bid to the local company Tuesday, May 27.

The company entered a bid of $1.244 million for construction of the long-planned city project. City Council members unanimously approved the company for the project.

The interceptor line will run from the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility to the highway and connect with developments south, along County Road 2. The line will also run east along the highway to 150th Street and connect with developments.

City officials deem the interceptor line vital to the city's long-term future growth.

After initially awarding the bid to Miles Excavating in November, city officials rescinded the offer a month later because of Kansas Department of Health and Environment regulations, city officials said.

Wilson Plumbing, which submitted the lowest bid in November, was later selected to build the interceptor line.

However, Wilson Plumbing, a Kansas City based construction company, and city officials could not come to an agreement on change orders for the project, and City Council members later decided to re-bid construction of the interceptor line altogether.

On Tuesday night, Wilson Plumbing made another attempt in landing the project. It was one of three companies to submit a new bid for the interceptor line, coming in with the second lowest bid at $1.394 million.

Redford Construction also submitted a bid at $1.498 million.

Ponzer-Youngquist, the city's engineering firm, recommended Miles Excavating be awarded the project.

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