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NU board accepts bid recommendations

Published: 7:58 AM, 01/30/2014 Last updated: 7:59 AM, 01/30/2014

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORTóMembers of Newport Utilities board of directors, meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, approved several bids for new vehicles and equipment.

At the recommendation of Jimmy Robertson, Electric Department, the board approved McNelly Whaley Fordís bid of $21,345.00 for a 2014 Ford F-150 4x4 truck, the lowest of eight submitted bids.

They also okayed a bid from Ted Russell Ford for two 2014 Ford F-350 trucks at a cost of $25,188.00 each, or a total price of $50,376, again the lowest of eight submitted bids. When asked why he recommended one of three bids for 2014 models, instead of a bid for a 2015 truck, Robertson explained the bids were for "brand new trucks" from the 2014 stock and that the 2015 trucks were "still being built."

On a recommendation from Linten Atkins of the NU Water Department, the board approved Landmark Internationalís bid of $87,625.00 for a 2015 International 4400 dump truck.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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