Spotswood council awards contract for DeVoe Lake engineering services


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SPOTSWOOD–The Borough Council awarded CME Associates a contract to perform professional engineering services for the DeVoe Lake dredging project.

The borough received a $2.5 million grant from the governor’s office for DeVoe Lake, according to the council.

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has indicated the funding can be used for all aspects of the project and that it will administer it through a reimbursement process, according to the council.

On Sept. 29, bids were received for the project with an apparent low bid submitted by SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC of Peabody, Massachusetts, with a base bid of $1.85 million and an alternate bid item increasing the project cost to $2.2 million according to the council.

The council approved the resolution awarding a $86,720 contract to CME Associates to perform professional engineering services for the project on Oct. 5 during the council meeting via video conference.

With the award of the DeVoe Lake Dredging Project, CME anticipates the following scope of work for its construction administration services will include:

  • Schedule pre-construction meeting;
  • Coordination with the contractor and various utilities;
  • Review of shop drawings, review of partial payments;
  • Scheduled field inspections full-time during the start of the dredging process and intermittently thereafter until completion of the work;
  • Project closeout, punch list and final payment;
  • Other elements of work in order to effectuate the project completion.

CME Associates has submitted a professional engineering and surveying services cost estimates for the project and find based on the revised scope of work for the construction administration services, CME revised its professional engineer services cost of an additional $86,720 for the construction administration phase services, according to the council.

The chief financial officer of Spotswood has provided certification in writing as to the availability of adequate funds for the awarding of the contract, according to the council.

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