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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 10/15/2001

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting that was held on October 15, 2001.

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with a core switch router for Douglas County Community Network. The new equipment is needed as the District builds the Douglas County Community Network distribution system in Bridgeport and Waterville. Three bids were received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $393,148 to $527,235. The lower bid was received from Pacific Star Communications of Portland. The District estimate is $250,000. Staff will evaluate the bids prior to making a recommendation.

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with 10 curbside customer aggregation points for Douglas County Community Network. This equipment will also be used for the Waterville and Bridgeport distribution systems. The new equipment will allow Douglas PUD to expand the Douglas County Community Network. Five bids were received for the primary contract with bid prices ranging from $ 1,218,359.50 to $5,096,919.50. The lowest bid was received from Riverstone of Kirkland. The bid prices for the alternate contract ranged from $314,717 to $1,985,986.85. The lowest bid was received from Cisco Systems of Richland. Estimated to cost $1,920,000 for the primary and $1,152,000 for the alternate, all bids will be evaluated by staff before recommendation of award.

Authorized wind testing lease and option agreements with eight property owners covering a total of 4,117 acres for annual payments totaling $9,652. Douglas PUD now has 119 wind testing lease and option agreements covering close to 70,000 acres.

Authorized a change order for the contract with Concord Construction to supply Douglas PUD with the East Wenatchee Warehouse Expansion Phase 5. The change covers revisions to the warehouse storage and work surfaces, fire sprinkler piping and oil interceptor. The cost of all the changes is $131,925, raising the total project cost from $1,268,895 to $1,400,820.

Approved a professional services agreement with the Colville Confederated Tribes for Cassimer Bar Sockeye Hatchery operation through December 31, 2001. The new agreement will allow for the rearing of sockeye currently at the hatchery, marking of these fish and maintenance of the hatchery buildings, wells and ponds for the period of July 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001. The agreement is not to exceed $100,526.40.