South Gateway bid proposals opened

PLYMOUTH — City Attorney Nelson Chipman opened 13 letters of interest from firms seeking work concerning the South Gateway Project for the City at a meeting this week. Requests for proposals for construction engineering for the project had been advertised.
A committee appointed by Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter during a previous meeting of the Redevelopment Commission will be reviewing the letters and making a recommendation on the selection of a firm. During the meeting, it was noted that INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) has a scoring system (specific review and rating process) for companies interested in projects that is used to help make determinations. Committee members include City Attorney Nelson Chipman, City Engineer Rick Gaul, and Redevelopment Commission Vice-President Dan Tyree.
Letters of interest were received from the following firms: RW Armstrong, South Bend ; Beam Longest & Neff, LLC, Indianapolis; Butler, Fairman, and Seufert, Inc., Indianapolis; B.L.A., Inc., Indianapolis; DLZ Indiana LLC, South Bend; First Group Engineering, Inc., South Bend; Hunnam , Wagle, & Cline Engineering, Inc., Indianapolis; H W Lochner, Inc., LaPorte (parent company, Chicago); Ken Herceg & Associates, Inc., South Bend; Lawson-Fisher Associates PC, South Bend; The Troyer Group, Mishawaka; The Schneider Corporation, West Lafayette; and Wightman /Petrie, Inc., South Bend (parent company, Elkhart).
Redevelopment President Don Wendel had said his believe at the Redevelopment meeting that there would be several companies interested in the work.
The Board of Works took the matter under advisement and referred it to the committee.
Redevelopment has called a special meeting on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers to approve the recommendation.
• In other matters, The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety opened bids for the 2012 street materials.  Two local companies; Stockberger Group and Rock Industries bid on a number of materials including number 53 aggregate, fill sand, fill dirt, ice/sand mix and machine rentals.