January 15, 2007
Council may award $46 million contract for water treatment
By Barry Eberling
The total costs for the renovation - including engineering and a prior, smaller phase - is about $61 million. That compares to an estimate of $34 million only two years ago.
A major factor in the increase is the building boom going on in
"It's not just something we've had happen in
The council meets at 7 p.m. in its chamber at
City staff recommended the council award the construction contract to Nebraska-based Kiewit Pacific, even though Overaa Construction of Richmond submitted a slightly lower bid.
Overaa's bid had deficiencies, according to a city memorandum. The company failed to fill out all sections or list key subcontractors and financial references, it said.
That is in addition to a question of whether Overaa submitted its bid after the 2 p.m. deadline on Dec. 12, 2006, albeit by a matter of seconds.
The Kiewit Pacific bid is 19 percent less than the city's estimate of $57 million for the work. Wood attributed this in part to having three serious bidders.
As a result,
Now the city can continue work on its East-West water line. This line is to ultimately bring Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta water treated at the
Reach Barry Eberling at 425-4646 Ext. 232 or at email@example.com.
At a glance
What: Award $46 million bid for Waterman water plant renovations
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Where: City Council chamber,