SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council awarded projects to the sole bidder — Hayward Baker Inc. out of Commerce City, Colorado — for phase one of the Hill Slide Stabilization Project.
The city advertised for bids March 25 and April 1 and 11, to which only Hayward Baker Inc. responded.
“We entered into a contract with Hayward Baker on Aug. 16, 2018 for the design-build of the hill slide stabilization, and this includes the slide we’re talking about tonight but also the slide that originated in South Park,” City Public Works Director Lane Thompson said. “The total maximum price is broken down into three sections.”
The guaranteed total maximum price totals $7,819,243.78, with breakdowns of $6,804,718 for construction services, $674,290 for construction management and $340,236 for project contingency.
To fund the project, the city has $8,269,664 total, coming from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for construction costs ($3,750,000); USDA grant for engineer, design and quality assurance ($600,000); a mineral royalty grant ($350,000); a state revolving loan fund loan ($1,500,000); Sheridan County School District 2 contribution ($1,584,664); and Capital Gains Tax funds ($485,000).
For the hill slide in the Kendrick Park area, construction is estimated to begin June 3 of this year and extend to Oct. 3, also of this year.