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File #: 15-0549    Version: 1 Name: 6/15/15 - WTP Liquid Oxygen Purchase
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/15/2015 Final action: 6/15/2015
Enactment date: 6/15/2015 Enactment #: R-15-201
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Liquid Oxygen for Water Treatment Services from Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, Bid No ITB-4380 (estimated $73,400.00/yr)
Attachments: 1. ITB_4380_LOX - Bid Tab.pdf, 2. ITB_4380_LOX - Air Liquide Bid.pdf, 3. ITB_4380_LOX.pdf, 4. ITB_4380_LOX Addendum 1.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Liquid Oxygen for Water Treatment Services from Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, Bid No ITB-4380 (estimated $73,400.00/yr)
Memorandum
You're approval is requested to authorize the purchase of liquid oxygen (LOX) for the water treatment process. The Water Treatment Services Unit uses liquid oxygen to generate ozone which is used to disinfect drinking water. The estimated total cost of this chemical for FY16 is $73,400.00.

The City received the following bids:

Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP
$0.367/ccf (hundred cubic feet)
Progressive Industries
$1.75/ccf + additional fees
Praxair
No Bid
Univar
No Bid

It is recommended that Council accept the bid and award a purchase order to Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, as the lowest responsible bidder, to provide the Water Treatment Services Unit with liquid oxygen for FY16.

It is also recommended that the purchasing agreement be extended for up to three additional one-year periods at no increase in cost if the vendor is agreeable and if in the best interest of the City.

Funds are specifically budgeted for this purchase in the approved FY16 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the Water Supply System Fund.

If Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP is unable to furnish the liquid oxygen, it is requested that the City Administrator be authorized to accept the next lowest responsible bidder for the liquid oxygen purchase.
Staff
Prepared by: Larry Sanford, Assistant Manager, Water Treatment Services
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The Water Treatment Services Unit uses liquid oxygen (LOX) in daily operations for disinfection of the drinking water;

Whereas, Contracts for supplying estimated requirements are the most stable and cost-effective way of meeting water treatment needs;

Whereas, Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP's bid is the lowest responsible bid...

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