County to buy debris truck, pothole patcher

Published 9:34 am Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Warren County Board of Supervisors approved the recommendations for awards on bids for a pothole patcher and a debris truck Monday at the 9 a.m. meeting in the courthouse.

“All the bids had to be reviewed and checked for compliance to the specifications and then we awarded the successful bidders,” board president Richard George said.

Only one bid was received for the debris truck, and it was from Hol-Mac Corp. of Bay Springs, which was awarded the project for $117,532. The company bid a one-year warranty on a 2017 Freightliner M2-106 truck, a 2016 Pac-Mac KBF-20H-HJ boom loader and a 2016 Pac-Mac TKB-1824 trash body with a 120-day delivery time.

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“We were within our money,” George said.

Sansom Equipment Company of Birmingham, Ala. was awarded the pothole patcher project for $169,481. The company bid a one-year standard warranty on a 2017 Freightliner M2 truck and a 2017 Pro Patch 4.25 CU asphalt pothole patcher with a delivery time of 180 days.

“It’s going to be several weeks, but that’s not unexpected— that’s just part of that business,” George said.

Two other bids were denied from Stepp Manufacturing Company, Inc. of North Branch, Minnesota for $196,818 and JWH Equipment of Jackson for $189,718.38.

Stepp bid a one-year warranty of a 2017 International 4300 SBA 4×2 (MA 025) truck and a 2016 Stepp STPH-4.0 asphalt pothole patcher assembly with a delivery time of 150 days. JWH bid a one year unlimited hour/mileage warranty of a 2017 Kenworth T330 truck and a 2017 Bergkamp FP5 with a delivery time of 90 days.

The bids were received two weeks ago on Monday, April 18. Tonya Vinson, county purchasing agent, analyzed the bids with input from road manager Buddy Poole and equipment foreman Earl Carson. Vinson made her recommendations to the board Monday.

The county is also beginning to advertise for bids on the 2016 Warren County Paving Project.

“We will resurface what is viewed as some of our worst existing paved roads,” George said. “We’ve got a lot more work that’s needed than we have revenue to do.”

Paving will be done on portions of Floweree, Nailor and Redwood roads. George said the size and location of the sections that will be paved on each road are dependent on the bids the county receives for the project.

“The bids will determine the distance,” George said.