- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The Pearl River County Utility Authority wants to hire a standby contractor to respond to urgent and emergency repair situations.

The board wants a three-year contract.

Utility Authority Engineer Brooks Wallace tells The Picayune Item (https://bit.ly/17jQf7m ) the contact means repairs could be conducted in a more timely manner without the need to bid every project.

Wallace says the board could secure bids in advance for any kind of work the Utility Authority’s systems would need, thereby establishing those prices before repairs are necessary and satisfying bid laws.

He says contractors would be paid their base rate plus a multiplier for responding to an urgent or emergency repair.

Wallace says the deadline for bids is March 4 and they will be opened on March 16.

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Information from: Picayune Item, https://www.picayuneitem.com


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