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Council flushes bid for water-sewer work

The only bid for Amber Meadows project more than double estimate

Noting that it was more than double previous projections, the Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to reject a bid submitted for utility improvements in the Amber Meadows housing development.
At issue were water and sewer lines for Prairie Rose Drive. The city received a single bid from Nowak Construction of Goddard for $271,339. City Engineer Rob Winiecke’s original estimate was $137,930.
Winiecke said they had three contractors interested in the project. But, after 30 days, the city only received one bid
So, to help generate more interest, the council also authorized city staff to negotiate ...

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