The Woodward News

December 5, 2012

County officials address bids

Rowynn Ricks
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward County Commissioners addressed several bids and a couple of housekeeping matters during their regular meeting on Monday.

The county recently sought bids for self-contained breathing gear for county fire departments, ballot printing for the election board, and limestone chips and grader blades for all highway districts.

The following lists the bids that were received for each item and the action taken by the county board.


• BIDS RECEIVED: 2 bids received for 4 high-pressure self-contained breathing apparatuses with HUD and Pass device, 8 high-pressure 45-minuted carbon breathing air cylinders, and 4 medium masks to fit above the device

    - Casco, Inc. - Total bid of $22,264

    - Wayest - Total bid of $24,088.40

• ACTION TAKEN: At the request of Sharon Fire Chief Bill Phillips, the bids were tabled to allow for the county fire chiefs to review the bids in more detail during their meeting on Dec. 18.


• BIDS RECEIVED:  3 bid returns received for various ballot sizes.

    - Royal Printing: 8.5"x14"-17 cents, 8.5"x17"-17.5 cents, 8.5"x19"-17.5 cents

    - Tulsa Co. Admin Services: no bid

    - Midwest Printing: 8.5"x14"-16 cents, 8.5"x17"-17 cents, 8.5"x19"-18 cents

• ACTION TAKEN: Based on the recommendation of Election Board Secretary Carol Carrell, who noted that the county mainly uses 8.5"x14" ballots for most of its elections, the county commissioners approved the bid from Midwest Printing.


• BIDS RECEIVED: 2 bids were received, including pricing for 2 different types of limestone, with the rocks to be picked up by county trucks.

    - Dolese: 3/8" limestone #2 cover - $9.30/ton; 5/8" limestone #3 cover - $9.10/ton; limestone screening - $6/ton

    - Martin Marietta Materials: 3/8" limestone #2 cover - $23.50/ton; 5/8" limestone #3 cover - $24.50/ton; limestone screening - $19/ton

• ACTION TAKEN: Seeing the large disparity in pricing, commissioners quickly approved the lowest bid from Dolese.


• BIDS RECEIVED: 2 bids were received for pricing on double-beveled blades and 2 sizes of domehead nuts with bolts.

    - Dub Ross, Co.: 5/8"x6'x7' grader blade - $68.56; 5/8"x2" bolt with nut - $1.10; 5/8"x2.5" bolt with nut - $1.15

    - C. L. Boyd: 5/8"x6'x7' grader blade - $61.26; 5/8"x2" bolt with nut - 86 cents; 5/8"x2.5" bolt with nut - $1.03

• ACTION TAKEN: Commissioners voted to table the bids to allow time to investigate the type steel used in the grader blades provided by each company after Commissioner Vernie Matt said that the crews in his district "said Dub Ross' blades last longer, I think it's a different kind of steel."


Since District 2 Commissioner Ted Craighead is retiring at the end of this year, the county board had to take action to appoint which commissioner will serve as Craighead's replacement on 2 different boards.

District 3 Commissioner Vernie Matt was chosen to replace Craighead on the Woodward County Public Facilities Authority Board, which oversees the financial aspects related to the construction of the new county jail.

"I'd be happy to sit on the public facilities board," Matt said.

Likewise, District 1 Commissioner Tommy Roedell said he was willing and eager to take over for Craighead on the Circuit Engineering District No. 8 (CED8) board, which is designed to provide services to counties that will improve their transportation systems and be cost-effective.

"I have been attending those meetings since I started as commissioner and I'm very interested and would like to serve on the (CED8) board," Roedell said just prior to his appointment as Craighead's replacement.

In other housekeeping matters, commissioners approved of disposal of equipment from District 2.  This included deleting 2 rusted fuel tanks that had previously been sold at auction from the District 2 inventory list and approving the disposal of several old radios, which have now become "obsolete because of the narrow banding regulations that go into effect Jan. 1," Craighead said.