The Special Road District A board awarded the bid for overlaying Industrial River Road and White Sands Road to Vern Bauman Contracting at its March 12 meeting.
Bauman bid $60.96 per ton, while Jokerst, Inc. bid $64.95 per ton.
The total for the project was estimated at $84,917 by Vern Bauman Contracting.
Jokerst’s total price was actually lower, due to a lower tonnage estimate. Both Special Road District A and the county use price per ton in selecting paving bids. The theory behind the policy is that if a job is done to specifications, any one of the bidders would wind up using virtually the same amount of material.
See complete story in the March 20 edition of the Herald.