Archbold, OH

Company Loses Two Bids By Less Than $500

Diversified Road & Pipe, Maumee, couldn’t buy a break recently.

The firm bid on two construction projects, and lost both by a few hundred dollars.

The larger of the two projects was for the reconstruction of the road from Short-Buehrer Road to the Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Council bid the project earlier, and received only one bid. The bid was rejected, the engineer’s estimate adjusted, and the project re-bid.

At the Monday night, Sept. 8, meeting, council agreed to grant the project to Bryan’s Lingvai Excavating for $383,540, which was $23,540, or 6.54%, over the engineer estimate of $360,000.

Diversified bid $383,915, which was $375, or about a tenth (.1) of a percent, higher than the winning bid. The Maumee firm bid $23,915, which was 6.64% higher than the estimate.

Diversified also bid on the village’s annual miscellaneous sidewalk project. This year, the engineer’s estimate was $49,500. Diversified bid $48,260, which was $1,240, or about 2.51%, under the estimate.

But the low bid, submitted by Krueger Construction, Archbold, was $47,850, which was $410 (.86%) under the Diversifi ed bid. Krueger bid $1,650, or about 3.33%, under the estimate.

Heer Excavating, rural Archbold, also bid on the sidewalk job at $54,443, which was $6,593, or 13.78%, over the winning bid, and $4,943, or about 10%, over the estimate.

In connection with the wastewater plant road project, council agreed to purchase about a half-acre of property from Wendell and Bonita Beck, rural Archbold.

The property is in the form of a 20-foot wide strip of land adjacent to the east side of the sewer plant road, back to Brush Creek

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said the land was purchased to allow the village to correct the steep slope on the east side of the road, to make mowing the area safer.

Council agreed to purchase the property for $7,980. The action came after an executive session lasting about five minutes.

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