[Vision2020] Get it right, Right-Minded!
idahotom at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 4 11:42:40 PDT 2005
Dale "Doug's Boy" Courtney get something wrong??
>From: "J Ford" <privatejf32 at hotmail.com>
>To: vision2020 at moscow.com
>Subject: [Vision2020] Get it right, Right-Minded!
>Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 11:35:35 -0700
>In regards to the optical project that the City of Moscow is working on
>with Gritman, MSD, the UI, and the State Transportation Department and Dale
>"Some things of interest here:
> * The cost of the project was estimated at $125,000 with the Citys
>portion representing approximately $65,000 of the total.
> * The final cost came in at nearly $180k. That's 42.4% higher than
>estimated. Not a trivial mistake. "
>However, if you read what the City is saying, you see that once again, Dale
>got it wrong:
>"Upon examination of the bid responses North Skys bid has been determined
>to be non-responsive as they failed to acknowledge the two bid document
>addendums published during the bid period. Therefore we have only one
>responsive bid in the amount of $178,405.00. Staff has identified means of
>reducing the project cost by utilizing alternate installation methods for
>particular segments of the project, primarily by using aerial instead of
>underground installation methods to reach Lena Whitmore Elementary School
>and to substitute a microwave connection from Eggan Youth Center to the
>Aquatics Center.Staff has worked with Sefnco to establish estimated cost
>savings by these modifications and it is estimated that the total project
>cost could be reduced to approximately $100,000, with the Citys portion at
>approximately $39,000. This would bring the project approximately $25,000
>If the Council meeting last night was watched you would have heard Bill
>"This element has been named the East Side Fiber Optics Project. The cost
>of the project WAS(!) estimated at $125,000 with the Citys portion
>representing approximately $65,000 of the total. Two bids on the project
>were received, one from North Sky Communications and one from Sefnco
>Communications in the amounts of $157,182.42 and $178,405.00 respectively."
>In other words, what the project IS slated to cost is not what was
>originally budgeted - it is LESS! And it is NOT just a project between the
>City and MSD, it involves Gritman, UI and the Transportation Department.
>No one entity is footing the bill totally.
>The monies used by MSD for this project have been set aside for the past
>two/three years. It's been an accumulation of Facility monies that have
>been set aside and added to over the years. It was started in 2002/03 and
>has been sitting there with occasional additions over the years. This is a
>project that the MSD knew was going to happen and they have been
>responsible enough to add to the fund until the amount needed is reached.
>It has nothing to do with the monies that is needed for the fixing of the
>schools in Moscow.
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