Work wrapping up on relocation of entrance to township offices


FLINT TWP. — Work on the relocation of the entryway to Flint Township Municipal Building is expected to take place soon after the township board accepted the low bid for the work earlier in July.

The bids were let in two, with the first part being the relocation of the entrance driveway and the second being repair of the existing parking lot. The first part will move the entrance to Reuben Street. The second part will fix a trip hazard from the raised sidewalk and repave the entire parking lot, capping it with asphalt.

Three bids were received: Green Tech Systems, LLC, $44,772 for part 1, $13,090 for part 2, total $57,862; Diamond Excavating, LLC, $40,796.09 for part 1, $33,600.50 for part 2, total $74,396.59; and DCC Construction Inc., $81,255 for part 1, $18,355 for part 2, total $99,610.

Mike Pifer, project manager with Kraft Engineering and Surveying Inc., recommended the board accept Green Tech Systems as the lowest qualified bidder. Pifer said the company has been in the excavating, paving preparation and utility construction business for nine years, giving them the necessary background and experience to complete the project. Pifer said Green Tech was the contractor for the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center parking lot rehabilitation project completed in the summer of 2018.

The total cost of the project will be $76,450, which includes the bid price; construction contingencies estimated at 5 percent; engineering fee for preparation of contract documents and specifications, final construction plans and construction bidding process cores; and estimated fee for construction engineering, construction inspection,, construction staking and testing.

The board agreed at its April 15 meeting to spend up to $47,000 for the work, and Green Tech’s bid came in just under $2,000 less than that.