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File #: 22-1275    Version: 2 Name: 8/15/22 JCI Jones Chemical, Inc. for Sodium Hypochlorite
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/15/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/15/2022 Final action: 8/15/2022
Enactment date: 8/15/2022 Enactment #: R-22-260
Title: Resolution to Approve an Increase to the Fiscal Year 2022 Purchasing Authority with JCI Jones Chemical, Inc. for Sodium Hypochlorite ($15,211.22) for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $122,611.22
Attachments: 1. JCI Jones R-21-186.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve an Increase to the Fiscal Year 2022 Purchasing Authority with JCI Jones Chemical, Inc. for Sodium Hypochlorite ($15,211.22) for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $122,611.22
Memorandum
Attached for your approval is a resolution to approve an increase to the purchasing authority with JCI Jones Chemical, Inc. for Sodium Hypochlorite, which is used at the Water Treatment Plant in the disinfection of drinking water.

Annually, the City receives bids for the Sodium Hypochlorite for use at the Water Treatment Plant through the Mid-Michigan Drinking Water Consortium Bulk Chemicals Bid. JCI Jones, Inc, was the low bidder. On June 6, 2021 City Council approved R-21-186 authorizing a purchase order to JCI Jones Chemical, Inc. in the amount of $107,400.00.

Raw materials used in the production of Sodium Hypochlorite saw unanticipated inflation throughout the fiscal year with pricing fluctuating as high as $1.6651 per gallon, and JCI Jones Chemical, Inc. was unable to provide the chemical at the original bid price of $0.716 per gallon. Staff have explored options for addressing the volatility in this and other chemicals and materials needed for Water Treatment operations, and this increase is essential to continue to purchase from JCI Jones Chemical, Inc. and ensure the City continues to receive the Sodium Hypochlorite needed for its drinking water operations.
Staff
Prepared by: Rebecca Lahr, Drinking Water Quality Manager, Water Treatment Services
Reviewed by: Brian Steglitz, Interim Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Milton Dohoney Jr., City Administrator
Body
Whereas, Competitive bids were solicited by the Mid-Michigan Drinking Water Consortium;

Whereas, The approved resolution approved the purchase of $107,400.00;

Whereas, The pricing fluctuations resulted in the total purchase amount of $122,611.22;

Whereas, This variance resulted in an $15,211.22 exceedance of the total approved funding authorized by R-21-186; ...

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