Meeting Date:           October 27, 2008


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase requisition 39863 to Gresco Utility for the purchase of 3 voltage regulators and platform



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends award of Invitation to Bid 80391 and approval of purchase requisition 39863 to Gresco Utility for the total amount of $49,682.26.



The Electric Department has requested the purchase of 3 voltage regulators and installation platform.  These regulators will be installed on the electric infrastructure to maintain constant voltage levels and improve the quality of electric power delivered to our customers.


The Purchasing Division issued Invitation to Bid (ITB) 80391 to qualified and interested parties to provide the 3 – 46 kVA regulators with switch and installation platform.  We received five responses to the ITB.  The quotations received are listed here:




Vendor Name

Voltage Regulators (3)

Installation Platform




Total Cost

Gresco Utility





Tri-State Utility





Electric Supply of Tampa





HD Supply





Stuart C. Irby





Table 1 – Quoted Prices


The Electric Department has reviewed the submittals and pricing from each vendor.  They have determined the manufacturer submitted by the low bidder, Gresco Utility is acceptable.


1.  Approve award of ITB 80391 and approval of purchase requisition 39863 to Gresco Utility; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

This purchase is budgeted and funds are available in the account listed.


Submission Date and Time:    10/24/2008 6:01 PM____


Department: _Electric Department______

Prepared by:  _Mike Thornton_______                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No __X____

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X____                     

Dates:   Posted on-line_______________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. _______JB_________                                     


Deputy C.M. _________EFS_______                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. 041-1099-531-6460__


Project No. __410012


WF No. ____WF0564680/1________


Budget  _____$813,949.00_________


Available ____$804,287.61_________