Summary: Geneva alderpersons unanimously voted to reject a bid from Haugland Energy Group to construct an electric substation in Geneva Business Park III. The bid, which was $800,000 more than the estimated cost, was the only one received by the city. The decision was made in the hopes of securing a better response through a rebidding process. The construction of the substation is necessary to accommodate the anticipated electrical load growth in the business park.
In a recent development, Geneva alderpersons have chosen to reject a bid for the construction of an electric substation at Geneva Business Park III due to its high cost. The city had received only one bid for the project, which came from Haugland Energy Group of Melville, New York. However, the bid exceeded the engineer’s estimate by $800,000, causing concerns among the alderpersons.
Assistant City Administrator Benjamin McCready expressed the city’s intention to rebid the work to ensure a more favorable response. The decision to go through the rebidding process was deemed necessary in light of the high bid and lack of other bidders. The city is hopeful that this will attract more competitive offers and potentially lower costs.
The substation’s construction is critical to accommodate the electrical load growth expected in the Geneva Business Park. As the business park on the city’s east side develops, the demand for electricity will increase significantly. This was evidenced by the City Council’s prior approval of a $1.2 million contract for a new electric transformer for the same business park earlier this year.
In conclusion, Geneva alderpersons have unanimously rejected a bid from Haugland Energy Group for the construction of an electric substation, as it exceeded the estimated cost by $800,000. The city will rebid the work in the hopes of securing a better response. The substation is vital to facilitate the anticipated electrical load growth in the Geneva Business Park.