Tacoma Bid Watch: South 56th Street signage, building demolitions, Tacoma Fire training facility

The Tacoma Daily Index often publishes the City of Tacoma’s calls for bids asking contractors to meet the City’s needs on a range of supplies, services, and projects. Here is a short-list of some recent and notable calls for bids issued from Tacoma City Hall.

First, following up on an item reported earlier in the Tacoma Daily Index (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Port of Tacoma Road, South 56th Street signage, and a billiard table,” Tacoma Daily Index, March 3, 2015; and “Tacoma Bid Watch: Building demolitions, tide flats road repairs, and South Tacoma Way revamp,” Tacoma Daily Index, March 11, 2015), five contractors have bid on a project to install City-supplied signs on existing posts along South 56th Street, replace posts where required, and return salvaged signs to the City. The project budget was estimated at approximately $10,000 to $12,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Thurs., April 2. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: Transportation Systems (Sumner, Wash. — $12,300); Global Contractors (Tacoma, Wash. — $12,400.00); M.A.D. Construction (Spanaway, Wash. — $14,800.00); Nordic Construction (Fife, Wash. — $16,110.00); and ADP Construction (Tacoma, Wash. — $28,000.00). Earlier this year, the City awarded a contract to install a gateway entrance sign near the intersection of South 56th Street and South Orchard Street (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Fire simulation training, ADA street improvements, and gateway signage,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 6, 2015).

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Second, following up on an item reported earlier in the Tacoma Daily Index (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Building demolitions, environmental action plan, and parking,” Tacoma Daily Index, April 1, 2015), the bids are in for a project to demolish two derelict buildings in Tacoma. The first building — a 1,290-square-foot, 115-year-old single-family residence — is located at 1315 S. 8th St. The project budget is estimated at $20,000 to $25,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Weds., April 8. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: Ascendent LLC (Sumner, Wash. — $45,991.00); Cor, Inc. (Gig Harbor, Wash. — $53,366.00); G.E.C. NW, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash. — $19,750.00); Pelland Enterprises (Puyallup, Wash. — $25,000.00); and Woodland Industries ($25,500.00 — Puyallup, Wash.).

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The second building — a 1,568-square-foot, 100-year-old single-family residence — is located at 1020 S. 7th St. The project budget is estimated at $15,000. The bid deadline expired at 11 a.m. on Weds., April 8. According to information posted on the City’s Web site, the following contractors submitted bids: Ascendent LLC (Sumner, Wash. — $43,189.00); Cor, Inc. (Gig Harbor, Wash. — $57,440.00); G.E.C. NW, Inc. (Tacoma, Wash. — $17,600); Pelland Enterprises (Puyllaup, Wash. — $19,000.00); and Woodland Industries (Puyallup, Wash. — $17,200.00).

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Finally, the City is accepting bids from contractors to build concrete pads at the Tacoma Fire Department Live Fire Training Center (pictured below), located at 2124 Marshall Ave., on the Tacoma tide flats, according to information on the City’s Web site. The project budget is estimated at $50,000. The bid deadline expires at 11 a.m. on Fri., April 24. More information is available online here.

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To read earlier installments of Tacoma Bid Watch, click on the following links: