At Least Eight Firms Vying for Central’s City Services Contract

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By Dave Freneaux

Last Friday, twelve companies sent representatives to the mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for Central's City Srevices Contract.  Any company wishing to bid on the July 1 contract was required to send a representative to this meeting held at Kristenwood.  In attendance were city officials and the selection committee which will ultimately make a recommendation to the Mayor as to the awarding of the contract.  Twelve companies attended the meeting, but only eight specifically expressed interest in bidding for the "All-Inclusive" contract.  In this process, "All-Inclusive" bids will be compared to bids received for individual services and a decision will be made based on overall price, qualifications and other criteria set forth by the selection committee.
It will ultimately be the City Council's role to approve the City's 2011/2012 budget which will, in part, fund the City Services Contract.  Mayor Watts has stated that while the ultimate authority to select the contractor rests with the Mayor's office, it is his intention to follow the recommendation of the selection committee.  The following companies attended the Pre-Bid Conference: Burk Kleinpeter, CH2M Hill, Chem Spray South, CSRS dba Central Municipal Services Group, Institute for Building Technology & Safety, Neel-Shaffer, PEC, Planning & Design, Severn Trent Services, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Task Force, and Wharton Smith Construction.


  1. Mike Mannino

    April 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Can you find out if Wharton Smith is the former Nottingham Construction that now does work as a sub for CH2 ? Wonder why they would bid against CH2 ?

  2. David Barrow

    April 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Mike: Yes, that is the same company. On the sign in sheet, WS indicated they were not interested in the all-inclusive contract. They are possible interested in some of the Option 2 categories if those categories are separated out.

  3. Mike Mannino

    April 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks David. Makes sense since they are already geared up for it.

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