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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 8/5/2002

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the August 5, 2002 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to rebuild and modify a General Electric substation transformer. There was one bid received for the contract from Sunbelt Transformer of Temple, Texas with a bid price of $402,850. The District’s estimate was $348,000. The bid will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with a new substation transformer. There were five bids received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $338,757 to $460,850. The apparent low bid was received from General Electric/Prolec of Mexico City, Mexico. The District’s estimate was $480,000. All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with substation circuit breakers. There were three bids received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $46,518 to $58,293. The apparent low bid was received from General Electric of West Burlington, Iowa. The District’s estimate was $79,000. All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Approved a service agreement with Enterasys Networks, Inc., a sole source. Enterasys will provide necessary maintenance and services for equipment utilized in Douglas PUD’s fiber optic network. This contract is not to exceed $36,811. (02-169)

Authorized an agreement for professional services with Accent Business Services, Inc. Douglas PUD researched the purchase of software for an integrated Purchasing, Inventory and Accounts Payable system. After evaluating the top six proposals, the District has determined developing the needed software additions and upgrades in-house will be more cost effective and will better suit the District’s needs. Accent Business Services will assist in planning, design and programming assistance as District staff develops the necessary computer programs. This contract is not to exceed $125,000. (02-170)

Awarded Pacific Utility Equipment Company of Seattle a contract to provide Douglas PUD an aerial manlift. Pacific Utility Equipment Co., with a bid price of $64,099, was the lowest responsive bidder. (02-171)

Awarded Pacific Utility Equipment Company of Seattle a contract to provide Douglas PUD a 47-foot sheave height hydraulic Digger Derrick. Pacific Utility Equipment Company, with a bid price of $77,978, was the only responsive bidder. (02-172)