County picks winners of annual bids

Limestone County commissioners determined the winners of the annual bids at Monday’s meeting.
Annual bids are requested by the county on items used in large quantities so a cost savings may be realized by ordering in bulk. The following items and bids were voted on:
Oil and sand mixing – one bid was received, from Material Resources, which is the company currently providing that material.
“They actually dropped their price by 70 cents (per ton),” said County Engineer Ted Kantor, who also directs the county’s Road and Bridge Department.
The bid was approved.
Bridge lumber – bids were received from Conroe Wood Products and Lufkin Creosoting. Conroe was cheaper, and the court approved its bid.
Diesel – bids were received from Rand Oil, of Groesbeck, RKA Petroleum, of Romulus, Mich., and Petroleum Traders Corporation, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Though Rand Oil, a local company, was the highest bid, Kantor recommended accepting their bid since the difference between it and the lower, out-of-state companies was small.

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