AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

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.

 

Analysis:

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.

 

Options:

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__________