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File #: 19-2252    Version: 1 Name: 1/6/20 - WWTP Secondary effluent pump rebuild
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/6/2020 Final action: 1/6/2020
Enactment date: 1/6/2020 Enactment #: R-19-578
Title: Resolution to Approve a Contract with Kennedy Industries, Inc. to Remove, Refurbish, and Install a Vertical Turbine Pump at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ITB No. 4604 ($28,590.00)
Attachments: 1. ITB 4604 WWTP Sec eff pump rebuild and bid tab.pdf, 2. Kennedy bid to ITB 4604 WWTP SEc eff pump rebuild.pdf, 3. Construction Contract - ITB 4604 - Kennedy Industries, Inc.
Title
Resolution to Approve a Contract with Kennedy Industries, Inc. to Remove, Refurbish, and Install a Vertical Turbine Pump at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, ITB No. 4604 ($28,590.00)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested for authorizing a contract with Kennedy Industries, Inc. in the amount of $28,590.00 to remove, refurbish, and install a vertical turbine pump in the Tertiary Filter Building at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

The WWTP has six 150 horsepower vertical turbine pumps used to continuously pump secondary effluent into sand filters that comprise the plant's tertiary treatment process. Occasionally, when the Huron River is at high levels, additional pumps are used to pump secondary effluent simultaneously to the sand filters and the river. Without sufficient secondary effluent pumping capacity, the WWTP would have to bypass tertiary treatment, risk discharging partially treated sewage into the Huron River or flood the treatment plant. Any such occurrence would be a violation of the WWTP's discharge permit and expose the City to potential fines of up to $25,000.00 per day per violation from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

The vertical turbine pump was taken out of service when it was found to be vibrating significantly and not pumping water. WWTP staff emptied the wet well and made confined space entry to inspect the pump. Upon inspection, staff determined that the repairs required removal and refurbishing of the pump.

ITB No. 4604 was advertised by the City's Purchasing Department and the following three bids were received and publicly opened on November 14, 2019:

* Kennedy Industries Inc. $28,590.00
* KSB Dubric $29,986.00
* T.H. Eiffert $38,600.00

Staff reviewed the bids and recommends that Kennedy Industries, Inc. be approved as the lowest responsible bidder to perform the scope of work detailed in ITB No. 4604. In addition, WWTP staff is requesting a contingency of $2,859.00 to ...

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