Meeting Date:           October 23, 2006


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Approve purchase of a motor control panel from Siemens Water Technologies (formerly US Filter) for the Plantation Water Treatment Plant



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the purchase from Siemens Water Technologies (formerly US Filter) for a new motor control panel as an upgrade to the Plantation Water Treatment Plant for $107,651.00.



This purchase is for a necessary improvement to the Plantation Water Treatment Plant.  This new control panel is needed to control the pump motors that will be replaced under a separate purchase.  This new panel will also allow the Plantation Water Treatment Plant to be connected to the City’s existing remote monitoring or SCADA system.


This purchase is a single-source purchase.  Siemens Water Technologies is the manufacturer of the current remote monitoring system used within the City Water and Wastewater operations.



1.  Approve the purchase as stated above for $107,651.00, 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  _____$107,651.00 _______


Available ____$107,651.00 _______