RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2009)—The North Carolina Department of Administration has issued a multi-award contract, worth an estimated $4 million, to three retreaders within the state to supply retread tires for North Carolina agencies.
The new contract, issued Jan. 9 and running through Nov. 30 of this year, also makes all spot repairs included in the price of the tire. Contractors may only charge for nail hole repairs and section repairs. Previously, contractors could charge for up to three spot repairs per tire.
Former state retread contracts were single-award contracts for bead-to-bead retreads held solely since 1981 by the consistent lowest bidder, White's Tire Service Inc. of Wilson.
The new contract gives White's Tire the sole contract for bead-to-bead retreads because White's Tire is the only bead-to-bead retreader in the state. It also, however, gives the contract for pre-cure retreads to White's Tire and two other contractors, Snider Tire Inc. of Greensboro and Maness Tire and Recapping Inc. of Rockingham. White's Tire was the lowest bidder in five of six pre-cure procurement items.