Resolution to Authorize a Purchase Order to Watertap, Inc., to Purchase Services and Materials for Emergency Repairs to Water Mains. Bid No. ITB-4056 ($75,000.00)
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to authorize a purchase order to Watertap, Inc., for the purchase of water main line stop materials, insertable valves and labor for installations at various locations.
Each year while operating the water system, staff discovers valves that are no longer operational. The purchase of the water main line stop materials and insertable valves will allow staff to perform emergency repairs and schedule water main shutdowns to replace old valves with minimal interruption of water services. In addition, valve insertion functions as preventative maintenance and assures minimum future interruptions to water services and lowers the number of future emergency repairs and associated costs. Bid documents were received from two companies:
Staff evaluated the bids and determined that Watertap, Inc., was the lowest responsible bidder. Watertap, Inc., will provide the line stop materials and the insertable valves, and perform the installations.
Funds are available in the approved FY10 Field Operations, Water Supply System operating budget.
Watertap, Inc., received Contract Compliance and Living Wage approval on November 9, 2009.
Prepared by: Craig Hupy, Interim Field Operations Manager
Reviewed by: Sue F. McCormick, Public Services Administrator
Approved by: Roger W. Fraser, City Administrator
Whereas, While performing operations of the water system staff has discovered failed valves that are no longer operational and need replacement;
Whereas, The traditional replacement of valves would cause loss of water service in a wide area;
Whereas, The purchase of watermain stops, insertable valves and installation services will allow repairs to be performed with minimum interruptions to water services and lower the num...Click here for full text