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12. B. 4.
2019 Primary and Local Paving Bid
Kristine Parsons, Engineering Director, Road Department
Resolve that the Calhoun County Road Department does hereby approve the award of the 2019 primary and local paving bid to Lakeland Asphalt.
It is the Calhoun County Road Department's (CCRD) recommendation to approve the award of the 2019 primary and local paving bid to Lakeland Asphalt, who was the low bidder with a price of $1,720,304.00.
Lakeland is a prequalified MDOT contractor. Their bid was the low by $228,000
CCRD will have an inspector on the project anytime the contractor is working.
SME will be in the plant every time Lakeland is paving on county projects to ensure the asphalt is meeting specifications.
Lakeland will be required to complete remaining 2018 work prior to starting 2019 projects.
Staff has informed Managing Director that the quality of Lakeland’s work has improved from what it was a few years ago.
The Calhoun County Road Department puts out a bid for all primary and local road paving on an annual basis. This paving bid covers the non-federal aid primary road work, as well as local road paving that is done in cooperation with participating townships.
The Board could choose not to approve the award of this contract to Lakeland Asphalt. If this award is not approved, the County could choose to award it to the next highest bidder, or not to award at all. If no award was made, the Road Department would be unable to complete any of the proposed primary and local road paving in 2019.
The cost for 2019 primary and local paving is included in the approved 2019 Road Department budget.
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