A Pueblo firm has been chosen as the prime contractor for Colorado Springs Utilities' Pueblo Dam connection for the Southern Delivery System pipeline.
ASI Constructors, Inc., specializes in the construction and rehabilitation of dams, spillways and major water resource projects, and it plans to use several regional sub-contractors for the SDS dam connection project, Utilities said in a press release today.
Those contractors include:
• High Country Pipeline, Fremont County, pipe installation;
• Springs Fabrication, Colorado Springs, stainless steel components;
• Transit Mix, Pueblo, concrete;
• Rocky Mountain Crane Service, Colorado Springs, cranes.
“We are pleased and fortunate to have local contractors and businesses with these highly specialized skills and qualifications,” John Fredell, SDS project director, says in the release. “This is a win for our customers as we work to obtain the best value on the work and materials needed for construction. “
The main contract, with a value in the millions, was competitively bid, Utilities spokeswoman Janet Rummel said, and eight prime contractors submitted proposals. ASI's bid wasn't the lowest; Utilities gave more weight to technical ability than cost, according to Rummel.
Construction on the Pueblo Dam connection for SDS is scheduled to begin this summer, following the completion of negotiations with the Bureau of Reclamation for SDS-related water storage, conveyance and exchange contracts in Pueblo Reservoir, a federal facility. The Pueblo Dam connection project will take about a year to complete.
“This is the beginning of local communities realizing the economic benefits of SDS and the regional value of this project,” Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera said in the release. “SDS will ensure our community has the water it needs for decades to come.”