By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer
(Nov. 26, 2020) The underground fuel storage tank and dispenser will be removed and replaced at the Worcester County Board of Education office in Newark, following the board’s award of a bid to Delmarva Petroleum Services last Tuesday.
“Due to the aging underground fuel tank, our insurance company as of February will no longer cover our insurance requirements as mandated by state law for that tank,” said Sam Slacum, maintenance and operations manager for the county school system. “In order to maintain compliance, we ran a bid process to procure proposals to remove and replace that system.”
The schools system began advertising for bids on its website on Oct. 27.
Delmarva Petroleum Services, AIM Services, Petroleum Management Inc., Total Environmental Concepts and Tidewater, Inc. attended the pre-bid meeting on Nov. 4 and all five contractors offered bids.
Bidding was conducted on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
Slacum and Superintendent Lou Taylor recommended the board members accept the $83,988.29 bid from Delmarva Petroleum Services.
The removal and replacement of the underground fuel storage tank and dispenser will be financed by Worcester County government and school system.