Supervisors Open Motorgrader Bids

Motorgrader bids were opened during the August 6 regular meeting of the Kearney County Board of Supervisors. Representatives from the three bidding companies attended the meeting to answer questions from the board.

After the bids were opened, comparisons were made, and each representative spoke to the benefits of their offer, a motion was made and approved to accept the bid from Nebraska Machinery for a new 12M3 series from CAT for $181,080 after trade-in. The bid includes a 5 year 5,000 hour warranty and a $5,000 parts credit. Delivery will be ASAP.

Bids for construction of the custodial building were also opened. Both bids received were over budget. Supervisor Wayne Anderson moved to reject both bids but the motion died for lack of a second. The board determined the project wasn’t going to get any less expensive with time and it would be best to finish it now. Bob Swanson made a motion to approve the low bid from On Point for $75,682 with an expected start date of September 15, 2019 and estimated completion date of December 15, 2019. The motion was seconded by Brent Stewart and approved by unanimous decision.
see August 14 Courier for full story