Strubel & Helmick bid
EVERGREEN BIDS FAR BELOW COST FIRST ESTIMATED Strubel and Helmich Win Important Paving Contract-Bid of $29,217.90 Low by $1,431. BIDS SHOW KEEN FIGURING ON JOB G. D. Helmich, Contractor Who Figured Winning Proposal is Resident of Section to be Paved. It may be that Guy D. Helmich of Evergreen avenue, the paving con- wh^ OI ii W ?, S JU8t belng ne| ehborly when he figured the bid of the firm of Strubel and Helmich on the Evergreen, Park, Worden and Burton pav- tag Job, or it may be that he did not want the assessment agams!*-hls own property on Evergreen avenue to IJP l ?°« lg u < , Bat nt any rat «' the bid of Strubel and Helmich. which was opened this morning by the Board of Local Improvements, appears to have been figured on a rock-bottom basis It was $7,955.60 under the estimated, cost of improvement, and the prop- ?,«u owners WUI *»ve more'than one: fifth of the total it was expected they might have to pay for the pavement Bids were opened by th« Improvements Board at 10 a. m., Mayor George T. Davis presiding. There were thro bidders. Strubel and Hel* 29 ' 217 - 9 °: J. B. Miller bid an<3 C H ' De 8 e «hardt bid The improvement calls for a 6 Inch concrete pavement. _ Award of the contract was made to Strubel and Helmich who were low by 11,431.60. Estimated cost of the work was $37,173.50 and the winning bid was thus $7,955.60 under the estimate. Strubel and Helmich offered to start work at once and finish by November 1. The Evergreen, Park, Worden and Burton Job was generally .regarded by contractors as a good one, and all bidders seem to have figured closely. The streets are all fairly level, little grading is required, and the side tracks on, the C. & A. cut-off a few blocks away afford a near point at which materials may be unloaded. Strubel and Helmich won the contract by their low figure on the cost of putting in the concrete. They bid an unusually .low price of $2.16 a square yard on the 6 Inch slab. Miller bid $2.35 and Degenhardt ?2.68 a yard. The award of a contract was made subject to the right of the j»operty owners to give the Job to some other contractor If they can. find anyone else within 10 days who will do the work at 10 per cent less. .This reservation applies to all paving Jobs, and usually delays a start on construction work until the 10-day period has expired. But In an expectation of a speedy start being made on both the Brown street and the Evergreen Jobs, City Engineering Department the will Monday start staking out the work. C. H. Degenhardt was Thursday awarded the Brown street contract. Both the Brown and Evergreen Jobs are of about the same size.