Staff recommends approval of Purchase Requisition # 37979 for $26,015 to The Avanti Company for odorant injection systems.
OPS Part 192.625 requires natural gas suppliers to introduce odorant into their
systems at a rate that is readily detectable by their customers and without
wide variation in the level of odorant. The City of Leesburg Natural Gas Department has been in compliance over the life of its
system. In 1998 the gas department purchased YZ system odorization units for
its Leesburg and Haines Creek natural gas systems from The Avanti Company, the
sole source provider of this equipment in Florida. The Gas Department was notified during the budget
process last year this equipment would be obsolete in early 2007, but
replacement units were being manufactured by YZ Equipment. Recently we were
notified that replacement parts would no longer be available, and so we have
decided to replace these obsolete systems with a new model. The YZ line of
odorization equipment has proven to be extremely reliable and meets all FDOT
and Florida PSC requirements. Staff recently surveyed several neighboring gas
companies as well as Florida Gas Transmission and found that they utilize the
because of its reliability,
local technical support, and advanced technology. We were unable
to find equipment produced by another manufacturer in use in this area. By
continuing to utilize YZ equipment, replacement of much of our existing system
including tubing, valves and flow switches, will not be necessary.
This purchase request is for two replacement units. The first for $12,735, replaces the unit at our Leesburg station on Hwy 44. The second for $13,280 replaces the unit at Haines Creek and includes the software package required to program both units.
Installation of this replacement equipment is required to maintain Florida Public Service Commission compliance.
1. Approve the purchase from The Avanti Company for $26,015; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The total cost of both units is $26,015. $30,712 is included in the 2006-07 budget for purchase of this equipment.
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