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Peters Paving given FPUD contract

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

Peters Paving and Grading has been awarded the Fallbrook Public Utility District contract to repave 32 sites which currently have temporary paving.

A 4-0 FPUD board vote Aug. 21, with Charley Wolk absent, approved a $95,800 contract with Peters Paving and Grading for the work. The Rainbow company will replace the cold mix patches with permanent hot mix paving.

If a project requires excavation, the road must be repaved, and those are the locations where the permanent paving will occur. “They are cold patch sites that we did when we had a repair,” said FPUD general manager Jack Bebee.

Replacing the temporary paving with a permanent surface complies with County of San Diego standards and ensures that the integrity of the road remains intact. “We’ve had a number of different iterations on this,” Bebee said.

At one time, FPUD grouped final repaving projects, but the delays between the completion of the projects and the completion of the final paving resulted in poor road conditions prior to the final paving. In 2016, FPUD adopted a policy of competitive solicitations for as-needed paving work based on estimated quantities and unit pricing. The contracts were awarded annually, and bidders were allowed to submit separate bids for asphalt and concrete work. The annual paving contracts for as-needed paving had a set price per square foot, but FPUD didn't know how much paving would be needed over the course of the year. As pavement repair was needed due to a pipeline break or meter repair, FPUD would request the contractor to perform the work at the contracted price per square foot.

FPUD evaluated small paving projects and different contractor paving methods to seek the most cost-effective approach to expedite the final paving of roads after a leak. In 2021, FPUD allowed some repairs to accumulate and then contracted for a specified quantity and area to be paved. That method led to a lower cost per square foot, and if the workload of FPUD crews allowed some of the final paving could be performed in-house.

FPUD staff prepared a request for proposals for the 2023 contract and received two bids. Peters Paving had the low bid at $95,800. Asphalt & Concrete Enterprises, which is based in Santee, provided a bid of $117,678.

 

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