Meeting Date:           October 22, 2007


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase Requisition #38727 to Siemens Water Technologies Corp. for the purchase of monitoring equipment for the Environmental Services Department



Staff Recommendation:

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


Fiscal Impact

Funds for this purchase are available from the 2007 bond issue for the Plantation water system expenses.



Submission Date and Time:    10/18/2007 12:06 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. __440002___________


WF No. _____WF0312583_/ 006__


Budget  _____$521,000.00________


Available ____$521,000.00________