New fire station furniture bid approved by Council

July 11, 2013

in Local

By Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

The Sedalia City Council met for a brief session on July 1 at the Municipal Building where they passed approved several ordinances and bids, including the bid for the interior furnishings and equipment for the new fire station.

According to information provided by city staff, 41 different pieces of equipment and furniture were separated into eight separate bid packages. A total of 13 vendors submitted bids.

Package one included office furniture, package two included bunk room furniture, package three consisted of kitchen supplies and package four included the laundry room washer and dryer.

Package five consisted of a SCBA Compressor System, which included a compressor, containment fill station, air storage system, assembly and shipping. Package six was for day room furniture, package seven included a turnout gear washer and dryer and package eight was for exercise equipment.

Package one was awarded to Missouri Vocational Enterprises out of Jefferson City in the amount of $16,648. This included all office furniture with the exception of transportable tables. City staff rejected all bids for the tables.

Package two was awarded to Forty Winks for the purchase of bunk room furniture. The bid came in a $5,648.00. Package three was awarded to the lowest bidder Sears. The bid from Sears for kitchen appliances came in at $4,666.86.

Package four was also awarded to Sears for the purchase of a washer and dryer for the laundry room. The bid was awarded for $1,409.98. Package five’s bid was awarded to Tower Fire Apparatus in the amount of $36,251.16 for the purchase of the SCBA Compressor System.

The bid for package six came in at $4,680.00. The bid was awarded to All A Board Inc., for day room furniture. John Morris Equipment & Supply was awarded the bid for the turnout gear washer and dryer for the amount of $15,025.00.

The bids for the exercise equipment exceeded city staff projections and the council decided to reject all bids and rebid the package.

The total funds approved for the interior furnishings and equipment came in at a total of $84,329. The funding of this project was included in the approved budget of the Fire Station Construction Project. This utilized funds for the Fund 15 Capital Projects II Fund.

In other council news, the Sedalia City Council approved change orders for the Wasterwater Treatment Plant improvements. Change order #1consisted of a deduction of $920.00. Change order #2 was for an increase of $8,678.00, #3 saw an increase of $1,500.00 and #4 was an increase of $19,336.00. The total amount of increase for the change orders equaled $28,594.00.

The council approved a proposal from Affinis Corporation for Horace Mann Safe Routes to School engineering services. The scope of the work approved by council included engineering services for the planning, design and construction inspection of ADA compliant sidewalks on 16th Street from Barrett Ave. to Grand Ave. It also included South Stewart Ave. from 14th Street to 16th Street.

The cost for the agreement came in at $34,707.05. Funding for the project is through the Safe Routes to School program.

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