Bids were opened for the New Bourbon Port Road repair project and for county banking services during last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting.
Five contractors bid on the road work, which essentially consists of repairing a deep dip in the gravel road.
Steve’s Hauling and Excavating, LLC of Oak Ridge had the low bid, at $64,349. Other bids were from: Kluesner Concreting of Kelso, $110,612; Friecke Management and Contracting of Murphysboro, Illinois, $108,281; Vern Bauman Contracting, $89,830; and Jokerst, Inc., $67,974.
Chris Koehler of Koeher Engineering will review the bids and make sure all specifications were met before advising the County Commission on awarding it. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will have to officially concur with the selection.
Ste. Genevieve County Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson reminded Koehler to make sure all the bidders were bidding “apples to apples,” especially since the two low bids were so much lower than the others.
Bids for banking services were also opened. US Bank and Bloomsdale Bank both sent bid packages. County Collector Claudia Stuppy and Treasurer Sara Hoog will review the bids, which include fees schedules for various services and options on interest rates, then recommend the best overall offer to the commission.
See complete story in the April 22 edition of the Herald.