Asked Bobby Smallwood to maintain bid at meeting

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:59 am

The Paris Economic Development Corp. asked Bobby Smallwood Construction to maintain his bid as it markets a build-to-suit site at 2305 N.W. Loop 286 during its meeting Tuesday.

The decision to go forward in asking Smallwood was unanimous among the PEDC.

 “We’re going to ask Mr. Smallwood to keep that bid on the table until August 2017, knowing it can fluctuate some, but it helps us market that space because we know what costs are going to be relevant in getting that shell building up,” said PEDC Executive Director Michael Paris.

The PEDC also is requesting bids for a project on Park Street. The project will start at 19th St. N.W. proceeding west on Park Street and will be 1,070 feet by 30 feet wide. The request for bids will include mobilization; layout and staking; cut road to grade and shape; install cement; and stabilization. The specifications for the cement installation are as follows: 1,500’ by 30’ square feet; 8” deep with 3 percent cement; water, roll and compact. 

They’re looking at helping Paris rebuild that road, Paris said. 

“The city is going to participate in putting the top covering on it, the chip seal, and then, depending on the costs, we may ask the companies to participate as well, but if costs are low enough, we may just go ahead and take care of it ourselves,” Paris said. 

All bids must include a certificate of liability insurance to Paris Economic Development Corporation in the amount of $1,000,000 per incident/$2,000,000 aggregate. The successful bidder shall provide a certificate of liability insurance for 2017. 

“We’re doing this to help our local industries. These industries employ some good people, and we want to make sure that they have some good roads especially when they have clients and guests come in,” Paris said. 

The deadline for bids is Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Bid packets will be available Nov. 21 at the Paris Economic Development Corporation which is located at 1125 Bonham St. in Paris.

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