Authorize Mike Wilson Construction to install valves and flanges at the influent junction box in the amount of $40,122.80.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) influent junction box (this is the main junction box that receives all the wastewater flow from town before it enters the plant) has five sewer lines attached to the box but no way to bypass the flow to make repairs to the junction box.
The junction box is in extremely poor repair and near failure. Past bids to repair the box have been excessively high. One of the main factors that’s driving up repair costs is the risk to the contractor in bypassing about one million gallons of wastewater every day. This project will allow the bypass of the junction box by City staff and thus remove this line item of work from the next bid attempt. The result will be substantial cost savings to the repair quotes.
Request for bids were sent out and only one bid was received. Mike Wilson Construction, Coalinga, Ca. has offered to install the bypass valves in the amount of $40,122.80.
None. Bids are excessively high if the contractor is tasked to bypass the flow as a line item of work. Staff could accomplish the bypass of wastewater with this project being approved.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
Sufficient funds exist in Wastewater Enterprise Fund and this is a budgeted project. No funds from the General fund will be used by this project.