Staff recommends approval of requisition #38727 to Siemens Water Technologies Corp. for $199,620.00 for the purchase of 20 radio telemetry monitoring units for the Environmental Services Department.
This purpose of this purchase is to upgrade the lift stations in the Plantation water & waste water system. The 20 radio telemetry units (RTU) will transmit and receive data at each lift station.
The purchase of these units will allow the Plantation lift stations to be integrated into the current Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system used by Environmental Services to monitor and manage the entire water and waste water system in the City. These systems allow City staff to remotely monitor the facilities in real time. The information obtained allows for better control, management, and troubleshooting of the systems. The new hardware and software will allow staff to identify any potential problems at individual lift stations with the constant transmission of system data.
The SCADA system used by the Environmental Services Department is from Siemens Water Technologies, formerly US Filter, and employs proprietary hardware and software. This purchase is a sole source purchase from Siemens Water Technologies. Both the price quotation and the sole source letter from the manufacturer have been attached for your review.
1. Approve the purchase from Siemens Water Technologies Corp.; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funds for this purchase are available from the 2007 bond issue for the Plantation water system expenses.
Department: _Environmental Services__
Prepared by: _Mike Thornton_________
Attachments: Yes__X_ No ______
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. __440002___________
WF No. _____WF0312583_/ 006__