Meeting Date:           October 23, 2006


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Approval of purchase of motor and motor control upgrades from Sanders Company, Inc. for the Plantation Water Treatment Plant


Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the purchase from Sanders Company, Inc. for motor and motor control upgrades to the Plantation Water Treatment Plant for $34,703.00.



This purchase is for a necessary improvement to the Plantation Water Treatment Plant.  The present pump motors and motor control center are inadequate to meet present-day water demands.  These upgrades will replace the existing pump motors and controllers, which are inefficient and underrated, with properly rated motors suitable to meet the demand patterns of the Plantation service area and to remain in compliance.  This upgrade will also fully connect the Plantation Water Treatment Plant into the City’s existing remote monitoring (SCADA) system.


This purchase is a single-source purchase.  The Sanders Company, Inc. is the sole source representative in the state of Florida for Siemens Water Technologies (formerly US Filter/Control Systems).  The sole source letter from US Filter/Control Systems is attached.



1.  Approve the purchase as stated above for $34,703.00, or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

This purchase will be funded from the Bond Anticipation Note funding previously approved by commission.  A budget amendment will be made available for the amount of this purchase.


Submission Date and Time:    10/19/2006 9:23 AM____

Department: _Environmental Services___

Prepared by:  _Mike Thornton________                     

Attachments:         Yes_X__   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X___                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No _X_



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. ___wp_______________                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ______RS____________


Account No. _043-3099-533-64-10_


Project No. __ 430006__________


WF No. ______312582 Job 5_____


Budget  ______$34,703.00_______


Available _____$34,703.00_______