Staff recommends approval of Requisition #38882 to Watt-hour Engineering Company, Inc. for $32,550.00 for purchase of an automated meter test system for the Electric Department, pursuant to Bid #80091.
The purpose of this purchase is to obtain a test board and software to automatically test single-phase and three-phase meters. This system guarantees an accurate meter test quickly and will increase the overall work flow. The software is user-friendly and makes it easy to select test sequences, elements and service types. The software has the precision and functionality to test high tech meters and the versatile test board is fully compliant with ANSI standards.
On December 7, 2007, the Purchasing Division issued Bid #80091. On December 28, 2007, staff received one response to the bid solicitation. The single bid was received from the manufacturer of the existing test board. Purchasing from this manufacturer will eliminate the need to purchase an optional $1,000.00 adapter. The adapter used on our current machine will fit the new test board.
1. Approve purchase of an automated meter test system to Watt-hour Engineering Company, Inc. for $32,550.00 or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
for this purchase have been budgeted and approved in the account number listed.
Department: Electric Department____
Prepared by:_Mike Thornton________
Attachments: Yes____ No __X____
Advertised: X__ Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. JB________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. 041-1099-531-6410_
Project No. 410008__________
WF No. WF0494378/1____
Budget $ 248,000.00______