Staff recommends approval of purchase request 44243 to Sanders Co. Inc. for a total amount of $172,075.00.
The purpose of this purchase is to upgrade and expand the Water, Wastewater, and Gas Utility SCADA network. This expansion is part of the continued implementation of the master automation plan for these utilities. This purchase will upgrade the four Primary and Distributed Servers Architecture with the Honeywell Experion Version 400 software and related communication protocols.
All 13 existing client computers or workstations using the existing Honeywell Experion will be upgraded to the new version. Five new workstations will be added to allow more operators to concurrently access the SCADA system.
The Water, Wastewater, and Gas Utilities all operate the same SCADA system for monitoring and reporting on their utility systems. This is to purchase both hardware and software upgrades to the existing SCADA system that is a combination of Honeywell software and some hardware provided by Siemens.
The new software will also allow the utilities to add additional control/monitoring points. The current version of the software does not allow for expanding the number of control points beyond what is already in use.
Purchasing recommends this purchase be approved as a sole source. Sanders Co. Inc. is the authorized dealer/installer for Honeywell Experion software in Central and South Florida. A letter from Honeywell is attached.
1. Approve the purchase to Sanders Co. Inc.; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The total purchase cost of $172,075.00 will be split between the three utilities as follows:
Each of the utilities budgeted and has funds available in the accounts listed for this purpose.
Department: _Environmental Services____
Prepared by: _Mike Thornton_________
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Advertised: ____Not Required __X___
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _044-4099-535.64-10__
Project No. ___________________
WF No. _ WF755069/2_______