Meeting Date:           May 24, 2010


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase request 42391 to the Sanders Company, Inc. to purchase a Variable Frequency Drive for the Environmental Services Department



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase request 42391 to the Sanders Company, Inc. for $25,371.00 to purchase and install a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for High Speed Service Pump 3 located at the Main Water Treatment Plant.



The purpose of this purchase is to replace an existing and aging Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) at the Main Water Treatment Plant.  Due to its age, the existing VFD is no longer repairable. Purchase and installation of the new VFD will allow the City to remain in compliance with the requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies.


The VFD is proprietary to Danross Inc. of Milwaukee, WI through which the Sanders Company, Inc. is the manufacturer’s exclusive representative for its VFD’s in the State of Florida.  The price quotation from Sanders and the sole source letter from the manufacturer have been attached for your review.



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

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

Funds are available in the account listed below for plant and storage projects.












Submission Date and Time:    5/21/2010 6:00 PM____


Department: Environmental Services

Prepared by:  Terry Pollard_____                      

Attachments:         Yes__X__   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X____                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. __________________                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. 043-3099-533.64-10___


Project No. _430006_____________


WF No. ____WF00665840/001____


Budget  ____$25,371.00__________


Available ___$25,371.00__________