Brunswick County receives six bids for Northwest Water Treatment Plant concentrate discharge pipeline, sets re-bid date for expansion and upgrades project to March 17

03.06.2020

Brunswick County receives six bids for Northwest Water Treatment Plant concentrate discharge pipeline, sets re-bid date for expansion and upgrades project to March 17

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County received six qualified bids for a project to install a concentrate discharge pipeline at its Northwest Water Treatment Plant Thursday, March 5. The County will also extend its invitation for contractors to bid on the proposed expansion and upgrades project at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant to Tuesday, March 17 to provide contractors additional time to submit a bid for the project. The 10-day extension is not anticipated to cause delays to the project’s timeline at this time.

“We know this project is important to our residents and water customers, so we want to be transparent and keep them informed about the process,” County Manager Randell Woodruff said. “Our team has worked diligently on this project for the past two years, and we will continue to work with our qualified contractors to assist them as allowed throughout the bidding process.”

Eight contractors are prequalified to bid on the expansion and upgrades project. The County did not receive bids for the project’s first bid date of March 5; the County is required to receive a minimum of three bids to open on the first bid date. The County set a second bid period to re-bid the project for March 17. The County is allowed to open any bids received on the re-bid date and does not anticipate that the additional bid period will impact the overall project schedule.

The County received six bids for the concentrate discharge pipeline Thursday afternoon, which is a separate project attached to the Northwest Water Treatment Plant. The estimated $7 million project will construct a 4.5-mile PVC pipeline from the plant’s main gate to the Cape Fear River.

The following contractors submitted base bids for the concentrate discharge pipeline project:

  • T.A. Loving Company: $6,595,000
  • State Utility Contractors: $8,495,495
  • R.H. Moore Company: $6,637,550
  • 274 Construction Group: $6,659,283.50
  • Carmichael Construction Company: $7,984,508
  • BridgePoint: $7,875,293

Brunswick County’s Administration and Public Utilities teams will review the bids received for this project and make a recommendation for the Board of Commissioners to consider at a future meeting.

The expansion and upgrades project will feature the installation of a low-pressure reverse osmosis treatment system and will expand the conventional treatment at the plant from 24 million gallons per day to 45 million gallons per day with a peak low-pressure reverse osmosis treatment capacity of up to 41 million gallons per day. The County will assess whether an additional extension is necessary following the receipt of any additional bids March 17.

More information about the Northwest Water Treatment Plant and water quality is available at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/genx/

Individuals can sign up for the latest county news on water quality and public utilities projects via email at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/info/email/

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