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File #: 22-0952    Version: 1 Name: 6/21/22 FY23 Sodium Hydroxide Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Enactment date: 6/21/2022 Enactment #: R-22-200
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda) for Water Treatment from JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. (ITB 4718) (Estimated $450,000.00/year)
Attachments: 1. NaOH_ITB_4718_BidTab.pdf, 2. NaOH_JCI bid.pdf
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda) for Water Treatment from JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. (ITB 4718) (Estimated $450,000.00/year)
Your approval is requested to authorize the purchase of sodium hydroxide for the Water Treatment Services Unit. Sodium Hydroxide is used to raise the pH of the water to avoid taste and odor in the water delivered to customers. The estimated cost of this chemical for FY23 is $450,000.00.

The City received the following bids per dry ton:

Alexander Chemical Corporation, a Carus Company $1,340.00 (pricing firm through Jan 30, 2023)

JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. $885.00 (pricing adjustments quarterly)

It is recommended that Council accept the bid and award a purchase order to JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc., as the lowest responsible bidder, to provide the Water Treatment Service Unit with sodium hydroxide for FY23.

It is also recommended that the purchasing agreement be extended for up to three (3) additional (1) one-year periods if the vendor is agreeable and if in the best interest of the City. Any price adjustments must follow the pricing index procedure in the bid documents or remain lower than the next lowest responsible bidder.

If JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. is unable to furnish sodium hydroxide, it is requested that the Water Treatment Services Unit Manager be authorized to accept the next lowest responsible bidder for the sodium hydroxide purchase.

JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. complies with the City's Non-discrimination Ordinance.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: Funds are specifically budgeted for this purchase in the approved FY23 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the Water Supply System Fund. Purchases in future fiscal years are subject to the availability of funds.
Prepared by: Rebecca Lahr, Drinking Water Quality Manager, Water Treatment Plant
Reviewed by: Brian Steglitz, Interim Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Milton Dohoney Jr., City Administrator

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