Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 3, 2013

Bids approved for protective clothing, paving

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Finance Committee approved several bid items May 24, including almost $17,000 for protective clothing for firefighters.

Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock reported NAFECO of Decatur, AL, was the lowest responsive bidder at $16,830.

Carmin Lynch, 9th District county commissioner, asked if the bid could have been split between vendors such as EVS of Memphis that only submitted bids for boots and helmets. The EVS bid for helmets was about $98 lower than the NAFECO bid.

Brock said the bid specifications were silent on that issue, and the committee could do that if they wished; however, the county traditionally used one vendor for the protective gear.

Nancy Hyder, 2nd District commissioner, moved to approve the NAFECO bid, supported by Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner. The motion was approved.

The Bailey Company of Cookeville was awarded a bid for a forklift at the recycling center. The bid was $35,160 for a Catepillar P6000-D. Harvel, who also works at the recycling center, said the model was in line with other forklifts in use at the facility.

Hyder moved to approve, with Director of Schools Aarona VanWinkle supporting the motion. It was approved.

A bid of $182,895 for paving at Homestead Elementary, including the bus loop drive, was awarded to Rogers Group of Algood.

VanWinkle said the low bidder, Highways, Inc., had been awarded the paving bid for Cumberland County High School the year before and had not been responsive to issues in need of correction.

Harvel moved to approve the bid from Rogers Group, supported by Hyder. The motion was approved.

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