Purchasing Board approves eight bids from Bay State companies

Purchasing Board approves eight bids from Bay State companies

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Purchasing Board last week awarded eight contracts for goods and services to low-bidding companies, all from Massachusetts.

Purchasing Agent Michael Mooney said he and the rest of the board approved the following spending items, several of which will be paid for either out of grant funding or money from a 2012 settlement with Google.

* A $99,807 bid by Boston-based Appalachian Mountain Club to design and construct a 2.5-mile walking trail system at Camp Meehan.

* A bid by Interstate Arms Corp., of Billerica, Mass., for $1,790 per rifle and $14,947 per 50,000 rounds of ammunition for the North Providence Police Department.

* What Mooney called a "really cheap" bid of $37,950 by Phoenix Communications, out of Shrewsbury, Mass., to build a fiber optic cable network connecting the Police Department with a new substation at Camp Meehan.

* A bid of $27,860 by MHQ, of Marlboro, Mass., for a new police sport utility vehicle. The bid figure was for the vehicle only, said Mooney, and the SUV will still need to be outfitted with lights and other equipment.

* A bid of $37,457 to Liberty Chevrolet, of Wakefield, Mass., for another police SUV.

* A bid of $50,484 to Tri-County Contractors Supply Inc., of West Springfield, Mass., for a sewer water jet, a piece of equipment used to clean sewer pipes.

* A bid of $52,175 by Chadwick-Baross Inc., of Chelmsford, Mass., for a rubber track loader to be used in the town's compost facility off Smithfield Road.

* A bid of $27,900 by Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc., of Raynham, Mass., to monitor groundwater and methane gas at the old Smithfield Road landfill.

A ninth planned bid award, for computer network upgrades, "hit a speedbump" and was delayed, said Mooney.