PORT ANGELES – Primo Construction of Carlsborg is the apparent low bidder on an eastern urban growth area sewer extension project.
The company’s $4.6 million bid was the lowest of the six opened Wednesday afternoon at City Hall.
City Engineer Mike Szatlocky said city engineering staff is evaluating the bids and checking them for accuracy and completeness.
Then they will discuss the bids and available funding with Clallam County officials, since it is a joint project, and decide upon a bid award, he said.
The $4.6 million low bid is about $600,000 higher than the $4 million engineer’s estimate.
“I don’t know how long that process will be. It will be expedited because we want to get the project going,” Szatlocky said.
The new sewer collector line will extend from the city’s sewage treatment plant at Ennis Creek to the 19.9-acre former Kmart site on U.S. Highway 101.
The project includes a sewer system with two pump stations, 1.2 miles of force mains and 3.25 miles of gravity mains.
About 4,000 feet of pipeline trenching for the project will be done at night.
It also includes an option for extending a gravity main to Myrtle Avenue north of U.S. Highway 101.
The bid award will be made by the Port Angeles City Council and also will be reviewed by the Clallam County commissioners.