Oregon city council at its last meeting in December approved a bid from a contractor to install a new roof on the Water Treatment plant, but rejected bids for new roofs on other public buildings.
Quality Roofing, Ann Arbor, submitted the lowest and best bid of $57,777 to replace the Chemical and North Flocculation buildings at the water treatment plant. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $65,380.
City council authorized Public Service Director Paul Roman to take bids for the 2012 roof replacements project last January. Bids were received and opened on Dec. 6.
“Quality Roofing does meet the city’s `best bid’ criteria,” said Roman. He added that he has received positive feedback from the company’s references, including Maritime One Plaza, and Bowling Green State University.
“Both gave them very good to excellent reviews for their quality of work,” said Roman.
Bids for other public buildings as part of the city’s 2012 roof replacements project were rejected “due to design discrepancies discovered during the pre-bid meeting and bid process,” said Roman.
Roofing for the Wastewater Treatment plant, the Emergency Dispatch Services/Community Room, Streets Building, Streets Equipment Building, and Water Distribution Garage, which are part of the municipal complex, will be rebid “to better clarify or define the full tear off requirement,” according to Roman.
“We may also want to look at other roof manufacturers and increase insulation thickness,” he said.
The city is expected to rebid roofing for the municipal complex buildings in the spring.
The Wastewater Treatment plant has to be rebid to address asbestos abatement for the existing roofs, according to Roman. There were positive test results for asbestos during the bid process.
“That’s probably the biggest reason to rebid that project,” said Roman. “Knowing that up front and putting it into the bid actually will be a savings versus having change orders involved.”
The new bid will include a line item for the asbestos abatement to be performed by a subcontractor, said Roman
The engineer’s estimate to install a new roof for the plant’s Administration Building, De-chlorination Building, Effluent Building, and Primary Sludge Building was $215,000. The 2012 Capital Improvement Budget (CIP) for the Wastewater Treatment Plant roof work has been moved to 2013.
“The city will need to add $50,000 for abatement and an additional $50,000 due to bid results,” said Roman. The total roof replacement cost in the CIP for the roof replacement is $300,000.
The city provided $280,000 in additional funding in the 2013 CIP budget for the municipal complex buildings.
Original estimates to install the roofs include $42,770 for the Emergency Dispatch Services/Community Room, $66,000 for the Streets Building, $75,000 for the Streets Equipment Building, and $81,700 for the Water Distribution Garage.