The Howard County Commissioner’s Court held a Special Meeting on Monday, March 11 th. The only agenda item was discussion of the bid submitted by Cox Paving for County Road Projects.
After submission of bids, Cox Paving realized they had made an error in their bid that would not cover the costs of the projects. Although there were several options to resolve the matter, one of the options was to release Cox Paving from their bid. However, the paving company chose to honor their bid. This will allow the County to proceed as planned with Cox Paving as the Contractor for the road repairs.
Discussion took place about concerns about the quality of work from a contractor that would be losing money on a project. Brian Klinkseik, Howard County Engineer, responded by stating,
that he would have an inspector on site during the project and he would probably spend a lot of time on-site ensuring that the work is acceptable.
The Commissioners accepted the bid unanimously and the meeting was adjourned.