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Contract labor pains

As demand soars city bids out projects, comes up empty


All the development projects underway in Sidney this summer make it difficult to find contractors willing to work on a job. The amount of work also inflates project prices.

The city attempted to bid out several projects last week and received bids significantly higher than the engineer’s estimate on all of them. Sidney received only one bid for each project. In May, the city attempted to bid two of these projects, the water and sewer work on the Fairfield Marriott planned for the interstate area, and received no bids at all.

In this second round of bidding the proposed contractor’s pr...

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