Westfield company submits low bid for Forest Park culvert repairs after earlier bids rejected as too high

A Westfield company has submitted the apparent low bid for a planned major culvert repair project at Forest Park after much higher bids received in June were rejected by the city as being too expensive. Nine companies submitted proposals for the work by Friday’s deadline, with the apparent low bidder listed as J.L. Raymaakers & Sons, Inc., of Westfield, at a base price of $2,461,301.60. In June, bids ranged from $3.3 million to $7.9 million and were rejected, after which changes were made in the specifications aimed at encouraging lower bids, city officials said.

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