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File #: 22-606    Version: 2
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Approve Sole Source Procurement request with Jones Chemical (JCI) for Chlorine Gas
Attachments: 1. Att#1 JCI Sole-Source Justification

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Sean Crumby, Director of Public Works

PREPARED BY: Chris Davis, Senior Administrative Analyst

Approve Sole Source Procurement request with Jones Chemical (JCI) for Chlorine Gas

Statement of Issue:
Submitted for City Council approval is a sole source procurement request in the amount of $100,000 for the purchase of chlorine gas from JCI.

Financial Impact:
This request is to authorize the procurement of chlorine in an amount up to $100,000. The City has already budgeted $60,000 for procurement in the FY 2022/23 Budget in Water Fund account 50685803.64305. If additional funds are required up to the total request amount, staff will evaluate the budget to determine the source of funds at that time.

Recommended Action:
Approve the sole source procurement request for the purchase of chlorine gas from JCI.

Alternative Action(s):
Do not approved the recommended action, and direct staff accordingly.

The City produces approximately 20,000 acre-feet (AF) of water from the City's nine (9) potable drinking water wells. Water produced from these wells is continuously chlorinated using gaseous chlorine, which is American National Standards Institute/National Science Foundation (ANSI/NSF) Standard 60 certified, as required under the City's Domestic Water Permit.
The City has used chlorine gas as the primary disinfection method since the Utility Division's creation in 1964. Historically, the average annual chlorine supply cost has been less than $30,000 and was procured in accordance with Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) Section 3.02.070 for Small Procurements. Over the past year, however, the price of chlorine gas has doubled due to raw material cost increases for chlorine and sodium hydroxide products. Due to these price increases, the planned annual procurement cost ...

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