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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 3/26/2001

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting that was held on March 26, 2001.

The Commissioners awarded the bid to provide Douglas PUD with a distribution dock crew for the period ending March 31, 2002 to Wilson Construction Co. Four bids were received for the contract with prices running from $442,284.29 to $600,941.40, the lowest bid being received from Wilson Construction. Estimated at a cost of $580,563, all bids were evaluated by Douglas PUD staff prior to the Wilson recommendation. Necessary to assist Douglas PUD crews with overhead and underground projects, the agreement is not to exceed $600,000. The contract also contains a provision for a one-year extension that is also not to exceed $600,000.

A call for bids to provide for a telephone system upgrade for Douglas PUD was authorized by the Commission. The phone system currently in use has become obsolete. Douglas County PUD expects a very high level of telephone service and details contained in the specifications for this upgrade will assure that service. Bids for the upgraded system are scheduled to be opened on April 23, 2001.

Those in attendance were reminded that the April 9th Commission meeting has been rescheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the East Wenatchee Headquarters office and the April 16th meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Bridgeport Headquarters.