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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney reuse plant improvements hits snag

Manufacturer of filtration system protests award to competitor it claims participated in the bid evaluation


Last updated 9/2/2020 at 8:30am

CHENEY – The city’s proposed upgrade of its reclamation plant enabling it to produce irrigation-suitable water is on holding pending the outcome of a bid protest by a manufacturer of one of the main components.

Nexom, Inc. is protesting the city’s award of the bid to Aqua Aerobic Systems, Inc. for manufacture and installation of a pile-cloth disk filtration system. Nexom, based in Post Falls, Idaho, was the lowest of the two bidders at $349,569, with Aqua Aerobics well above this at $686,031.

Nexom’s bid was disallowed after an evaluation by the city’s consultant, Esvelt Environme...

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