Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Commissioners Award Bid for Keysers Ridge Project

Last Updated on Sep 20, 2019 at 9:41am | Garrett County Economic Development

Article courtesy of NCWV Media - The Republican. Staff Writer: Renee Shreve. Photo Credit: Renee Shreve
 
 
From left, Garrett County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh and Larry Tichnell review bids for the Keyser’s Ridge Business Park wastewater treatment plant project Tuesday afternoon. At far right is Brian Bowers of the county purchasing department.The Garrett County commissioners awarded a nearly $3.4 million bid Tuesday afternoon for an infrastructure project at the Keyser’s Ridge Business Park.
 
Purchasing agent Brian Bowers reported bids for the wastewater treatment plant initiative were due July 11th
 
“We received a total of five bids,” he told the commissioners.
 
After reviewing the bids for compliance with administrative requirements and based on feedback from the Garrett County Department of Public Works — Utilities Division and concurrence from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Bowers said, the recommendation was to award the bid to Byco Enterprises Inc.
 
The Grantsville company’s total bid was $3,362,326. The proposal included three add-alternate bid items: sewer (gravity), a generator and screening conveyance system.
 
“There is a current allocation in this fiscal year 2020 budget of $3,714,099.70 to cover the expenses,” Bowers told the commissioners.
 
They agreed with the Purchasing Department’s recommendation and awarded the contract to Byco, which was the lowest bidder.
 
The other companies and their total bids, including the three add-alternate items, were Carl Belt Inc., $3,667,800; Excavating Associates Inc, $3,617,091; Alvarez Contractors Inc., $4,438,992; and Orders Construction Company Inc., $4,277,000.
 
Bowers said Byco has 365 calendar days to complete the project after receiving its notice to proceed.
 
The work will include mobilization/demobilization; taking erosion and sediment control measures, managing stormwater and doing site excavation and grading; furnishing, constructing and installing a new membrane bloreactor system; furnishing, constructing and installing new electrical service and a surge protective device and other necessary wiring; and doing other incidental work related to the wastewater project.
 
Funding sources for the initiative include a $1.275 million EDA grant, $500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission and $275,000 from the Maryland Department of Commerce.
 
The commissioners’ next public session is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 1st, in their meeting room in the courthouse. Garrett County’s “Most Beautiful Person” will be announced during the session.