AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           March 22, 2010

 

From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager 

 

Subject:                      Purchase request 41540 to Siemens Water Technologies for the annual purchase of hydrogen peroxide

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase request 41540 to Siemens Water Technologies for the annual purchase of hydrogen peroxide for the Environmental Services Department. 

 

Analysis:

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.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the purchase request to Siemens Water Technologies for $33,000; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The Environmental Services Department has budgeted $33,000.00 for the purchase of this chemical during the 2010 fiscal year.

 

Submission Date and Time:    3/17/2010 7:18 PM____

 

Department: _Environmental Services___

Prepared by:  _Mike Thornton______                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No __X___

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X___                      

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. _______JB_________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _044-4082-535.34-10_

 

Project No. __447020___________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  _____$33,000.00_________

 

Available ____$33,000.00________