The Johnson County Commissioners at last week's meeting, voted to tentatively award the contract for work on Trabing Road to Altitude Land Company, pending review from both the county attorney and Altitude Land Co.
County Road and Bridge had advertised for bids on the work and received three bids: from Grizzly Engineering; Altitude; and Bighorn Surveying.
Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer explains what the work will consist of.
The bids were based on tasks, according to Pehringer, who said in tasks 1-3, the County asked for specific amounts to be bid, and then for tasks 4-5, which are on-the-ground surveying duties, the County asked for rates for the surveying.
The low bidder, Grizzly Engineering, bid roughly $2,550 for tasks 1-3; Altitude Land Co. bid roughly $10,900; and high bidder Bighorn Surveying bid roughly $14,000. All three were similarly priced in their surveying.
All of the firms had opportunity to review all documents, ask questions, and base their proposals on that information, Pehringer said, adding the top two firms seemed to have a better understanding of what the County was looking for.
Pehringer recommended the County accept the bid from Altitude Land Co.
The Commission voted to allow the Commission Chair to sign the agreement once the documents are reviewed by the county attorney and representatives of Altitude Land Co.