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File #: 18-0795    Version: 2 Name: 6/4/18 - ITB 4538 Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/4/2018 Final action: 6/4/2018
Enactment date: 6/4/2018 Enactment #: R-18-211
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda) for Water Treatment from Alexander Chemical Corporation, a Carus Company Bid No. 4538 (estimated $269,280.00 /year)
Attachments: 1. ITB_4538_BidTab.pdf, 2. ITB_4538_Alexander-Carus.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda) for Water Treatment from Alexander Chemical Corporation, a Carus Company Bid No. 4538 (estimated $269,280.00 /year)
Memorandum
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 FY19 is $269,280.00.

The City received the following bids per dry ton:
Alexander Chemical Corporation, a Carus Company - $748.00
JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. - $750.00
PVS Nolwood Chemicals, Inc. - $800.00
Univar - $840.00

It is recommended that Council accept the bid and award a purchase order to Alexander Chemical Corporation, a Carus Company, as the lowest responsible bidder, to provide the Water Treatment Service Unit with sodium hydroxide for FY19.

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.

If Alexander Chemical Corporation, a Carus Company, is unable to furnish sodium hydroxide, it is requested that the City Administrator be authorized to accept the next lowest responsible bidder for the sodium hydroxide purchase.

Alexander Chemical Corporation, a Carus Company complies with the City's Non-discrimination Ordinance. Funds are specifically budgeted for this purchase in the approved FY19 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the Water Supply System Fund.
Staff
Prepared by: Sarah Page, Water Quality Manager, Water Treatment Services Unit
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The Water Treatment Services Unit uses sodium hydroxide to raise the pH of the water to...

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