Staff recommends approval of purchase request 41540 to Siemens Water Technologies for the annual purchase of hydrogen peroxide for the Environmental Services Department.
The Environmental Services Wastewater Division uses the chemical hydrogen peroxide in lift stations for odor control. Lift station #84 currently has equipment provided by Siemens Water Technologies in place to monitor and dispense the chemical hydrogen peroxide when required to control odor.
This purchase was not competitively bid. Staff has compared our current price of $0.418 per pound to that paid by Manatee County, another Siemens customer. Based on the quantity used by the City, this price is comparable to that paid by Manatee County. In exchange for the chemical purchases, Siemens has provided the monitoring and dispensing equipment at no additional cost to the City. The equipment provided by Siemens Water Technologies has been in place at the lift station for several years.
The Purchasing Division is currently working to create a comprehensive list of chemicals used by all city departments in an effort to consolidate the purchase of all chemicals under one contract. Other options being researched is the city’s participation in a cooperative bid with local area government agencies. The State of Florida is also surveying municipalities to see if it would be advantageous for the State to issue an ITB that could be used by municipalities.
1. Approve the purchase request to Siemens Water Technologies for $33,000; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The Environmental Services Department has budgeted $33,000.00 for the purchase of this chemical during the 2010 fiscal year.
Department: _Environmental Services___
Prepared by: _Mike Thornton______
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Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _044-4082-535.34-10_
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