Monday evening, during the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt opened bids for the 2022 fuel supplies and sand, stone and aggregates.
Marquardt only had one bid for fuel supplies from Ceres Solutions out of Wabash. He said the base bid for 22,500 gallons of diesel was $2.4070 and with taxes it would be $2.948. For 40,000 gallons of gasoline the base bid was $2.438 and with taxes it would be $2.7690.
Marquardt said he would begin discussing fuel pricing for both diesel and gasoline with Ceres Solution and may lock in a firm price for 2022 yet this week or early next.
The City of Plymouth has been contracting with Ceres Solution for a few years now and the Board of Public Works approved moving forward with the purchase.
Three companies presented bids for stone, sand and aggregates: Stockberger Trucking in Plymouth, Reith Riley in South Bend and Irving Materials also known as IMI at their Plymouth Plant. Marquardt had the companies bid for 4,000 ton of #53 gravel, ice sand, 2,500 tons more or less of fill dirt, fill sand and #53 and #73 crushed limestone.
Stockberger Trucking was the only company to bid on all six items. Reith Riley and Irving Materials only bid on three items each.
Superintendent Marquardt asked to have the bids taken under advisement for review. He said in the past they have typically awarded to all and then checked the cost and supply when needed.