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File #: 15-20082    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/29/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 5/22/2023 Final action: 5/22/2023
Title: Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Alkalinity Storage Replacement


Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Alkalinity Storage Replacement




Approve a contract in the amount of $2,434,793.00 to the lowest responsive bidder Gilbert Engineering Company for the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Alkalinity Storage Replacement project.


Staff Resource(s):

Angela Lee, Charlotte Water

David Czerr, Charlotte Water

Carl Wilson, Charlotte Water



§                     This contract will provide replacement of the alkalinity chemical storage facility for the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (Council District 6).

§                     The chemical being stored is a critical component of the wastewater treatment process and the replacement of this facility, which is now past its useful life, will ensure the reliability and durability of plant operations.

§                     On March 21, 2023, the city issued an Invitation to Bid; one bid was received.

-                     N.C. General Statute Section 143-132 prohibits municipalities from awarding construction contracts over $500,000 without receiving at least three competitive bids from the initial advertisement of the contract. The city may subsequently award the contract even if re-advertisements result in fewer than three competitive bids.

§                     On April 18,2023 the ITB was re-issued; three bids were received.

§                     Gilbert Engineering Company was selected as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.

§                     The project is anticipated to be complete by third quarter 2025.


Charlotte Business INClusion

Established MSBE Goal: 10.00%

Committed MSBE Goal: 13.66%


Gilbert Engineering Company exceeded the established subcontracting goal and has committed 13.66% ($332,521) of the total contract amount to the following certified firms (Part B: Section 3 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy):

§                     CITI, LLC (MBE) ($170,280) (SCADA/instrumentation)

§                     Page Power Systems, Inc. (SBE, WBE) ($162,241) (electrical)


Fiscal Note

Funding: Charlotte Water Capital Investment Plan