Meeting Date:           December 14, 2009


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase request 41792 to the Sanders Company, Inc. to upgrade the SCADA Radio system for the Environmental Services Department



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase request 41792 to the Sanders Company, Inc. for $35,594.00 to purchase products and services for upgrading the SCADA radio system in the Water Department.



The purpose of this purchase is to upgrade the SCADA radio system by removing 15 remote telemetry units (RTUs) from the Main Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Master Telemetry Unit (MTU), installing new radios with a different frequency and becoming a new telemetry system which communicates with the Main WTP MTU.


The SCADA system used by the Water Department is proprietary to Siemens Water Technologies through which the Sanders Company, Inc. is the authorized manufacturer’s exclusive representative for its products, parts and service for counties east of the Apalachiola River in the State of Florida. Both the price quotation from Sanders and the sole source letter from the manufacturer have been attached for your review.



1.  Approve the purchase from the Sanders Company, Inc.; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.


Fiscal Impact

Funding is budgeted and available in the account listed here.


Submission Date and Time:    12/10/2009 5:13 PM____


Department:    Wastewater_____________ 

Prepared by:    Terry Pollard_________                     

Attachments:         Yes  __X__   No ______

Advertised _____ Not Required  __X____                     

Dates:       N/A______________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No  __X__



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. _________JB_______                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. 043-3099-533.63-10__


Project No.   430003____________


WF No. ____WF0634203 / 001___


Budget  ____$35,000.00_________


Available ___$35,000.00_________