As I was stumbling through the city council’s upcoming agenda (Item #7, click on PDF of South Veterans) I found this bid requirement interesting;

The South Veterans Parkway with arterials estimate was $44.1 million (M) and the low bid was $47.9M. The estimate for the sanitary sewer and water main improvements was $2.6M and the low bid was $1.7M. The total bid estimate was $46.7M and the total low bid amount was $49.6M. This is less than 10% over the estimate and SDDOT recommends awarding both bids.

So is this a SDDOT requirement? If so, maybe the city needs to take this on for bridge replacements?

One Thought on “Maybe the City of Sioux Falls should take up the State’s bid requirements

  1. D@ily Spin on May 9, 2023 at 9:53 am said:

    It’s good that the state is involved. It’s actually a bid process. City projects are cost plus. Projects go to one insider. It’s not bidding but antitrust RICO. With guaranteed payment, where’s the incentive to cut cost and timely finish? Here’s another reason for revoking the #NotMyKing city charter.

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