$1.89M OK’d for dredging of Schuylkill Canal
More than $1.89 million was allocated this month to dredge a portion of the Schuylkill Canal.
The agreement with James R. Kenney Excavating & Paving Inc., of Collegeville, covered “dredging services at the forebay to the Schuylkill Canal, just north of Lock 60,” located in Mont Clare.
Of the 30 views recorded from a previously advertised request for proposals, three firms submitted bids. The Collegeville-based business was endorsed by the Montgomery County Department of Assets and Infrastructure’s Parks and Historic Sites Division, according to the contract.
The seven-figure contract was one of more than two dozen agreements unanimously authorized by members of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners during a meeting on April 7.
Commissioners approved contracts assisting a number of government entities including Montgomery County’s Department of Assets and Infrastructure, Health and Human Services, Information and Technology Solutions, Public Safety, and the Planning Commission. The awards of contract for Montgomery County totaled more than $9.22 million.
A $360,000 agreement with WEX Inc., of Portland, Maine, covered the purchasing of fuel cards for county-owned vehicles. A contract from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s cooperative purchasing program aided in the procurement of the fuel cards from Jan. 1 to Dec 31.
A nearly $273,980 agreement with PSX Inc., of Philadelphia, designated “equipment and installation services for parking garage access and control equipment in the One Montgomery Plaza and Cherry Street garages.”
In coordination with the Montgomery County Department of Assets and Infrastructure’s Public Property Division, the maintenance was covered through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s cooperative purchasing program, according to the contract.
A $252,000 agreement with Whitmoyer Ford, of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, procured seven 2022 Ford Explorers for the county’s Adult and Juvenile probation offices. A PA Costars contract was used to obtain the vehicles.
A $192,760 consulting contract was awarded to Triad Associates, of Vineland, New Jersey.
The agreement stipulates technical assistant consultant services for federal, state and county community development programs. Of the 28 companies that viewed an advertised request for proposals, two firms turned in bids, according to the contract.
A $147,771 agreement with Pro Max Fence Systems LLC., of Reading, covered “fencing along parts of the Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown.”
A request for proposals advertised online netted 11 views from companies and two bids. The county’s assets and infrastructure department’s Parks and Historic Sites Division endorsed the Reading-based firm.
In other business, a previously awarded “fiber connectivity” contract with Crown Castle Fiber, of Warrington, was revised to account for nearly $270,064 more.
The five-year agreement between Montgomery County’s Information and Technology Solutions department and the Bucks County business, formerly Sunesys, covered “dark fiber connectivity and ISP services.” Following the initial contract period, “five optional one-year renewal terms” were included.
The county commissioners authorized a contract renewal for the third time last July, at a disclosed amount not exceeding roughly $320,401.
Nearly $270,064 was needed “for the co-terming of all existing contracts through July 2022,” according to the contract, in which the total stands at about $590,465.
Additionally, county officials held presentations during the April 7 meeting recognizing National Library and Public Health weeks as well as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.