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News Release - 12/28/2009

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Ron Skagen executed the following actions during the December 28, 2009 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Opened bids under bid document 09-28-D, communication fiber splicing and customer installation crews. The apparent low bidder is Lightwave LLC. of Wenatchee, with a bid of $125,000.  The bids will be analyzed prior to an award recommendation. 

Authorized change order No. 2 to contract 09-22-D, foundation and curbing work for Foster Creek Substation. This change order will extend the completion date to January 29, 2010. (09-300)

Approved change order No. 1 to contract 08-41-D, construction of Rapids Switchyard. Changes include spread footings instead of drilled pier, structure construction support, cold weather expenses and engineering changes.  This change order will increase the not to exceed limit $350,000 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $2,072,800. (09-301)

Authorized acceptance of work by PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc. of Vacaville, CA working under contract 08-41-D, construction of Rapids Switchyard.  All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (09-302)

Approved change order No. 3 to contract 05-11-W, building maintenance for East Wenatchee Headquarters Facility.  The change will extend the contract to December 31, 2010 and increase the monthly rate as allowed in the contract. (09-303)

Authorized acceptance and final payment to Peet Plumbing working under contract 09-09-W, headquarters addition boiler replacement. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (09-304)

Approved Correction Deed regarding Nilles Substation. This will allow a control building to be built for a new disconnect switch outside the substation.  (09-305)

Authorized negotiation of contract with Erlandsen and Associates for professional survey services. (09-306)

Approved use of Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) for employees retiring in 2010.  This allows the deposit of a percentage of the employee’s accrued personal leave at retirement into the HRA-VEBA. (00-307)

Awarded contract 09-28-D, communication fiber splicing and customer installation crews to Lightwave, LLC of Wenatchee.  Lightwave, with a bid price of $125,000 was the lowest responsive bidder. (09-308)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. January 4, 2010 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.