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Sponsored by: Oates <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -106 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH BRISTOL <br /> CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED <br /> $1,156,497.62, TO CONSTRUCT THE NORTH FOREST ACRES <br /> LEVEE /ROAD PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Seward issued an Invitation to Bid for the North Forest Acres <br /> Levee /Road Project on September 23, 2010, after more than ten years spent planning the project, <br /> negotiating an alignment acceptable to numerous state and federal permitting agencies and other <br /> stakeholders, obtaining funding, completing land acquisitions, and finalizing initial stages of the <br /> project including installation of drainage culverts under the Seward Highway and the railroad tracks, <br /> developing a conservation easement, relocating adjacent utilities, etc.; and <br /> WHEREAS, the federal funding for the construction of the North Forest Acres Levee/Road <br /> project is slated to expire June 30, 2011, making it important to proceed immediately with the project <br /> to accomplish as much work as possible before freeze -up in order to ensure the full utilization of <br /> federal funding; and <br /> WHEREAS, the invitation to bid was published in the Seward Phoenix LOG and in the <br /> r Anchorage Daily News, and a mandatory pre -bid conference was held for the project on October 1, <br /> 2010, attended by representatives of nineteen (19) different firms; three addendums were distributed <br /> which answered questions from prospective bidders; and bids were received from fourteen (14) <br /> respondents. Only one bid was found to be non - responsive; and <br /> WHEREAS, bids ranged in price from the lowest bid of $1,156,497.62 to the highest bid of <br /> $2,624,308.83, with two other bids coming in within ten percent of the lowest bid, lending to the <br /> reasonableness of the lowest bid, and with the project engineer providing a letter explaining the <br /> process he used to ensure that the lowest bid appeared to be a reasonable and balanced bid, with no <br /> apparent omission in the estimation of costs; and <br /> WHEREAS, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder on this project is Bristol <br /> Construction Services, LLC, an affiliated entity of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, which has <br /> submitted a bid of $1,156,497.62 along with the necessary bid bond, and the administration therefore <br /> recommends approval of a contract with Bristol Construction Services, LLC for the purposes of <br /> construction the North Forest Acres Levee /Road. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Bristol <br /> Construction Services, LLC in the amount of $1,156,497.62, plus a contingency not to exceed 10% <br /> ($115,649) for a total amount not to exceed $1,272,146.62, for the purpose of constructing the North <br />