By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Commissioners Reject Backhoe / Loader Bids

 

March 18, 2020



The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday reviewed sealed bids submitted for purchase of a backhoe/loader. All three of the bids were submitted by Murphy Tractor and Equipment. The first bid opened was a 2004 John Deere 301 5G with about 3,000 hours for $35,000, the second a 2002 Caterpillar 420D with 5,300 hours for $35,000 and the third was a 2002 Case for $25,000. However, the commissioners learned upon opening of the bid that the Case was sold after the bids were submitted and before they were opened.

The bids were rejected because the county has $25,000 budgeted for a backhoe/loader.

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