Glenwood Springs rebids Wastewater Treatment Plant project |

Glenwood Springs rebids Wastewater Treatment Plant project

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – New bid documents were sent out to six prequalified contractors for the Wastewater Treatment Plant project Thursday, according to Glenwood City Manager Jeff Hecksel.

The bid documents were sent to the original six companies who pre-qualified for the project in 2009.

The city had a pre-qualification process where they solicited statements of qualification from contractors. The list of contractors who applied, from around the nation and Canada, was narrowed down by a panel of a dozen city and Schmueser Gordon Meyer employees to seven companies based on each company’s qualifications and experience. Six of the companies returned bids.

According to Glenwood purchasing agent Ricky Smith, the city has scheduled a mandatory pre-bid meeting with the contractors for Jan. 27 at 10 a.m., at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Completed bids for the project are due back to the city by 2 p.m. on Feb. 10, Smith said.

The city has limited the time frame to return bid documents because, according to Hecksel, the bids are virtually the same as before.

“It’s a little shorter this time, because the bids are the same essentially, besides the Davis-Bacon requirement,” Hecksel said.

City Council rejected the first round of bids in December after being notified by the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority that federal legislation passed in October retroactively required all projects using federal funds to include Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements in the contracts.

Original bids were returned to the city on Nov. 5, and work on the facility was expected to begin as soon as financing with the Water and Power Authority was completed. Completion was expected by the end of May 2012.

Hecksel said that he expects to award the bid at the March 4 council meeting.

Water and Power Authority finance director Mike Brod said that the authority has guaranteed Glenwood Springs a 2.5 percent interest rate on the loan, which was the same as the previous financing agreement.

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