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File #: 16-0729    Version: 1 Name: 6/20/16 - Quick Lime Graymont
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-16-248
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Quick Lime for Water and Waste Water Treatment Services from Graymont Western Lime Inc. (estimated $657,500.00/yr)
Attachments: 1. Mid Michigan Lime Contract (2), 2. 2015 Consortium Bid Tab, 3. Graymont - Mid Mich - Lime
Title
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Quick Lime for Water and Waste Water Treatment Services from Graymont Western Lime Inc. (estimated $657,500.00/yr)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to authorize the purchase of quick lime for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Services Units. The Water Treatment Plant uses quick lime for softening the drinking water. The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) uses lime for biosolids conditioning. The estimated cost of this chemical for FY17 is $565,450.00 for Water Treatment Services and $92,050.00 for Wastewater Treatment, totaling $657,500.00.

In 2015, bids were obtained through the 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.

Bids from 2015 were:
Graymont Western Lime: $131.50/ton
Carmeuse Lime : $132.55/ton
Mississippi Lime: $165.00/ton

It is recommended that the bid be renewed and the purchase order be awarded to Graymont Western Lime Inc., as the lowest responsible bidder, to provide quick lime to the Water and Wastewater Treatment Services Units for FY17.

It is also recommended that the purchasing agreement may be renewed for two (2) additional one (1) year periods, provided that by 90 days prior to end of the contract both parties agree to an extension at no increase in cost if the vendor is agreeable, and if the City deems it to be in its best interest and funding is appropriated by Council.

Funds are specifically budgeted for th...

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