FLTF awarded the contract for constructing Secord and Smallwood dams to Midland-based Fisher Contracting. Fisher was the lowest of two bidders. Eight other companies were approved through FLTF’s pre-qualification process but chose not to bid.
In addition to cost and schedule, bidders were asked to provide information about health and safety performance, relevant project experience, insurance, financial capacity, and contractor integrity. The requirements were prepared in collaboration with Spicer Group, consulting engineers for the Four Lakes Level Project, based on requirements set forth in Part 307.
Fisher’s bid for Secord Dam was $37.2 million and $31.7 million for Smallwood Dam. These bids represent only construction costs and do not include “pull-ahead” work, or all-in project costs. Now that Fisher has been selected, we are working on final agreements, and the time and schedule estimates for the entire project. We expect to have the agreements in place for the Secord and Smallwood and total renewed estimates for all four dams in the Four Lakes system at the end of the year. An informational webinar is scheduled for January 18 to provide an update.
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