Agenda Item No.

Washburn University Board of Regents











SUBJECT: Plant Material Installation at College Avenue Mall





DESCRIPTION:



The College Avenue Mall landscape project is ready for the installation of plant material.



Bids were received from: Horticultural Services, Inc.

Blackburn Nursery

Herynk's Greenhouse

Skinner's Nursery



The bid submitted by Horticultural Services, Inc. was substantially lower than the other bids. University staff inspected the nursery stock to insure it is of high quality and that the firm can perform adequately. The bid appears satisfactory in every respect.













FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



Expenditure of $93,780.35 from Capital Fund Account 03-00302, budgeted for this purpose.









RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends to the the Board of Regents to award contract to Horticultural Services, Inc. for $93,093.00 to install plant material at the College Avenue Mall landscape improvement.









____________________ _________________________

(date) Jerry B. Farley, President





ANALYSIS OF QUOTATIONS







Type of Product(s) Install Planting Plan/Morgan
Department Physical Plant
Date of Opening August 10, 1999







Item Description Quantity Horticultural Services Herynks Skinner Blackburn
Area "A" Bid 14,672.00 16,997.56 20,696.18 20,650.07
Area "B" Bid 16,601.00 21,583.66 22,464.58 17,918.30
Area "C" Bid 16,660.00 24,095.49 21,908.02 18,022.49
Area "D" Bid 13,641.00 16,670.33 20,050.84 19,690.44
Area "E" Bid 16,567.00 21,936.83 27,375.80 21,637.05
Area "G" Bid 14,952.00 19,807.85 20,382.00 17,070.86
Total by Lot $93,093.00 $121,091.72 $132,877.42 $114,989.21

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