Meeting Date:           December 19, 2011


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager

                                    For:  Raymond Sharp, Environmental Services Director


Subject:                      Purchase request to Sanders Co. Inc. for a system upgrade to the existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) monitoring system.



Staff Recommendation:

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


Fiscal Impact

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.


Submission Date and Time:    12/14/2011 7:44 PM____


Department: _Environmental Services____

Prepared by:  _Mike Thornton_________                     

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. _044-4099-535.64-10__



Project No. ___________________


WF No. _        WF755069/2_______




Budget  _____$158,000.00________

                          $  52,800.00                


Available ____$158,000.00________

                          $   52,800.00

                          $   84,073.59