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File #: 16-0762    Version: 2 Name: 6/20/16 - Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Mosaic Global Sales
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/20/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/20/2016 Final action: 6/20/2016
Enactment date: 6/20/2016 Enactment #: R-16-251
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Hydrofluorosilicic Acid for Water Treatment Services from Mosaic Global Sales (estimated $28,220.00/yr)
Attachments: 1. Flouride -2016 consortia bid, 2. Hydroflousilic acid Mid Mich Consortia Bid Packet 2016
Title
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Hydrofluorosilicic Acid for Water Treatment Services from Mosaic Global Sales (estimated $28,220.00/yr)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to authorize the purchase of hydrofluorosilicic acid for the Water Treatment Services Unit. The estimated cost of this chemical for FY17 is $28,220.00.

The Centers for Disease Control has established that 0.7mg/L of fluoride in the drinking water is safe, healthy, and effective for preventing tooth decay. The City's source water normally has 0.3mg/L of fluoride. The City uses hydrofluorosilicic acid to bring the fluoride level to the CDC's recommended level.

A resolution passed by City Council in 1950 directed City staff to fluoridate the water.

Bids were obtained through the 2016 Mid-Michigan Drinking Water Consortium Bulk Chemicals Bid. The Mid Michigan Consortium was formed in 2014 by utilities in the mid-Michigan area that soften drinking water with quicklime to address chemical supply quality, competitive pricing, and residual disposal. The Consortium members include: Lansing Board of Water and Light; City of Battle Creek; City of Jackson; City of Howell; City of Ann Arbor; City of Fenton; East Lansing Meridian Water & Sewer Authority; Plainfield Township; City of Owosso; Marion-Howell-Osceola-Genoa Water Authority; and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.
The following bids for hydrofluorosilicic acid were received:

Mosaic Global Sales $415.00/ton
PVS Nolwood $510.00/ton
Alexander Chemical $455.00/ton
Univar USA Inc $420.16/ton(wet)
Solvay Fluorides $560.00/ton

It is recommended that the bid be accepted and the purchase order be awarded to Mosaic Global Sales as the lowest responsible bidder, to provide hydrofluorosilicic acid to the Water Treatment Service Unit for FY17.

It is also recommended that the purchasing agreement may be renewed for three (3) additional one (1) year periods, provided t...

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