May 30, 2013 - StaffThe Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee has selected Inberg-Miller Engineers as the design firm for a Riverton concrete repair project, which will be the first set of repairs to be paid with optional 1 percent sales tax money.
Public services director Bill Urbigkit said the committee used a qualification-based selection system to determine and rank the firms from most qualified to least qualified.
"It assure the projects are designed in a manner that is safe, innovating and cost effective over the project's life cycle," Urbigkit said. "QBS allows life cycle costs such as construction, operations and maintenance to be a factor in the project design."
Through QBS, Urbigkit said the responding firm was able to provide more information to explain how well they would apply their qualifications on the job.
Inberg-Miller proposed a bid of about $57,000. Council member Richard Gard voted against the recommendation and said there was a lack of information regarding the selection through the QBS system. The rest of the council, including the mayor, voted for it.
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