City of Chino

Staff Report

Award a contract to Best Drilling and Pump, Inc., Colton, CA in the amount of $96,838 for Well No. 5 Repairs.


Department:Public Works DepartmentSponsors:


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  2. BEST- Contract Notary

Budget String

Revenue: Expenditure: 5207300-43585 Transfer In: Transfer Out:



Well No. 5 was initially placed into operation in 1958.  It is one of three City wells that supply groundwater to the Benson Water Treatment Plant.  In Winter 2015, Well No. 5 experienced a pump failure and was removed from service.  Because Well No. 5 was not originally designed to supply water to the Benson Water Treatment Plant, when the well was in-service and supplying water to the treatment plant, it operated less efficiently than desired.  And, because Well No. 5 – produced groundwater is necessary to optimally utilize the Benson Water Treatment Plant capacity, the repair of the Well No. 5 pump involves a re-design/specification of the pump equipment. 



Plans and specifications were prepared for Well No. 5, and on July 27, 2017 a Notice Inviting Bids was published on PlanetBids.  On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:01 a.m., seven (7) bids were received and opened with the following results:



Company Name

Total Bid Amount


Best Drilling & Pump Inc., Colton, CA



Legend Pump & Well Service, Rialto, CA



Weber Water Resources, Corona, CA



Layne Christensen Co., Redlands, CA



Southwest Pump & Drilling, Coachella, CA



Bakersfield Well & Pump, Bakersfield, CA



General Pump Company, San Dimas, CA



Best Drilling & Pump Inc., Colton, CA is properly licensed; and thus deemed to be the lowest responsible and responsive bidder with a bid amount of $96,838.00.  In addition, staff is requesting authorization to spend up to $9,683.00 for project contingencies, for a total potential project cost of $106,521.00.



Meeting History

Oct 3, 2017 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Gary George, Council Member
SECONDER:Earl C. Elrod, Council Member
AYES:Gary George, Paul Rodriguez, Eunice M. Ulloa, Tom Haughey, Earl C. Elrod