2015 Lummi Island Ferry Drydocking, Repair and Maintenance Bid and Costs

Here’s the link to Whatcom County’s 2015 bid document for the annual drydocking, repair and maintenance of the Whatcom Chief, ferry to Lummi Island. (The pdf file is located on the searchable, public Whatcom Ferry Documents Archive).  It includes all the specific required work, including photos of areas needing repair or replacement.

The successful low bidder was Puglia Engineering (multi-state corporation) for $464,289, which was approved by the County Council in June 2015.

This should reinforce, for everyone, the need to get moving on planning for a new ferry.  In the meantime, I personally hope that Whatcom County Public Works is/will be working with other counties with ferries to ensure that drydock bids are as reasonable as possible.

One thought on “2015 Lummi Island Ferry Drydocking, Repair and Maintenance Bid and Costs

  1. I’m not sure just posting a number in isolation makes the case to reinforce the need for anything. Some historic data, averages, excluding inflation, and amortization of a new ferry would give some context to the conclusion made.

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