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File #: 15-0565    Version: 1 Name: 6/1/15 - Resolution for WWTP Ferric Chloride ITB 4385
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/1/2015 Final action: 6/1/2015
Enactment date: 6/1/2015 Enactment #: R-15-174
Title: Resolution to Approve Ferric Chloride Purchase from Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ITB-4385 ($50,000.00 per year - estimated)
Attachments: 1. Ferric Chloride bid.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Ferric Chloride Purchase from Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ITB-4385 ($50,000.00 per year - estimated)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to authorize the purchase of ferric chloride from Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. (Kemira) for the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) for one year at an estimated cost of $50,000.00, and to authorize up to three one-year renewals by mutual agreement between the City and Kemira.

The WWTP uses ferric chloride for the removal of phosphorus to levels specified in its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Especially during summer months, phosphorus removal becomes critical and the addition of ferric chloride improves the plant's ability to remove phosphorus from the wastewater. Violation of NPDES permit requirements could result in significant fines of up to $25,000.00 per day per occurrence being imposed on the City by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

The WWTP advertised an Invitation to Bid (ITB) to supply ferric chloride required by the plant in ITB-4385. There were two respondents to this ITB:

? Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. $388 per dry ton delivered
? PVS Technologies, Inc. $517 per dry ton delivered

WWTP staff reviewed the bids from each supplier and recommends Kemira be approved as the lowest responsible bidder. It is further recommended that the purchase of ferric chloride from Kemira be approved for a one-year period with three one-year renewals by mutual agreement between the City and Kemira.

Kemira received Non-Discrimination approval from Human Resources on May 06, 2015, and is not required to provide proof of Living Wage Compliance because it is supplying a commodity.

Funds to finance the purchase for the first year are included in the approved FY 16 WWTP Operations and Maintenance budget for the Sewage Disposal System. Approval for subsequent years is subject to the availabil...

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