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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 7/26/2004

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger and Mike Doneen executed the following actions during the July 26, 2004 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to construct the Shared Access Ethernet Fiber Pilot Project. There were six bids received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $111,014.97 to $341,766.24. The apparent low bid was received from North Sky Communications of Vancouver, WA. Estimated to cost $261,414, all bids will be evaluated prior to recommendation.

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with wood poles for the O’Malley 34.5 KV Project. There were two bids received for the contract with bid prices at $274,115 and $353,156. The apparent low bid was received from Bell Lumber and Pole Company of Conway, WA. Estimated to cost $281,500, all bids will be evaluated prior to recommendation.

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with ACSR conductor for the O’Malley 34.5 KV Project. There were four bids received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $93,536 to $102,120. The apparent low bid was received from Western States Electric, Inc. of Portland, OR. Estimated to cost $98,420, all bids will be evaluated prior to recommendation.

Authorized a call for bids to install customer connections on the Shared Access Ethernet Fiber Pilot Project. Customers will be connected to the network using a combination of Ethernet technologies. The pilot project area is in East Wenatchee from Grant Road to 10th Street between James and Kentucky streets. (04-149)

Authorized a change order for the contract with Hale and Long, General Contractors to supply Douglas PUD with a headquarters addition. The changes include repair of the access road and pavement near the new vehicle gate and application of modified acrylic stucco coating on the crew facilities building to prevent further bird damage. The cost of the changes is $35,485, raising the total project cost from $4,211,569.41 to $4,247,054.91. (04-150)