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Dehumidification equipment bid approved

Published 11:31am Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It’s the hope that the complete desiccant dehumidification system for the south rink at the Community Arena will be in place in mid-March, weather permitting.

The Fergus Falls City Council Monday approved a bid for supplying the desiccant dehumidification equipment.

The city received quotes through this past Friday, with the lone number coming from Schwab Vollhaber Lubratt, Inc., in Shoreview, for $65,992, according to a memo from City Engineer Dan Edwards. This comes from the same manufacturer that provided the dehumidification equipment for the north rink as part of the original Community Arena bid.

Even though the bid came in slightly above the $65,000 engineer’s estimate, it should still fit within the project budget, according to Edwards.

The architect and mechanical engineer reviewed the quote and determined the equipment quoted meets the specifications at a reasonable cost. The manufacturer is committed to having equipment delivered no later than March 1.

Using a consultant, city staff will prepare a bid package for the installation of the equipment, including associated piping and ducting.

The installation work will be handled as a separate contract and would complete the final phase of the overall dehumidification system for the south rink.

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