Meeting Date:           April 13, 2009


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Resolution authorizing Requisition #40783 to Siemens Water Technologies Corp. for the purchase Lift Station Monitoring Equipment required for the Royal Highlands Lift Station



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of Requisition #40783 to Siemens Water Technologies Corp. for $49,170.00 to purchase lift station monitoring equipment for the Environmental Services Department.



The purpose of this purchase is to upgrade and repair the lift station control panels in the water and wastewater system for Royal Highlands by acquiring six  complete Remote Terminal Units (RTU), two  rebuild kits for existing RTU’s, and one  master radio for the Royal Highlands Water Plant.


This purchase will allow the Royal Highlands 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 wastewater system in the City.  These systems allow City personnel to remotely monitor the systems in real time.  The information obtained allows for better control, management, and troubleshooting of the systems.


The SCADA system used by the Environmental Services Department is proprietary to Siemens Water Technologies which results in a sole source purchase from Siemens.  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

Funding is budgeted and available in the account listed below.


Submission Date and Time:    4/9/2009 9:27 AM____


Department:     Water_________________ 

Prepared by:    Terry Pollard_________                     

Attachments:         Yes  __X__   No ______

Advertised _____ Not Required  __X____                     

Dates:       N/A______________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No  __X__



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. ___________JB_____                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. 044-4099-535.64-10___


Project No.   440002____________


WF No. ____535072/001________


Budget  ____$50,000.00___________


Available ___$50,000.00__________