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File #: 22-886    Version: 2
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 10/13/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 11/15/2022 Final action: 11/15/2022
Title: Approve a sole source procurement request to purchase 3 Meeder Ransome vaporizer units to fuel backup generators for the water system's booster stations
Attachments: 1. Att#1 Sole-Source Justification
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Sean Crumby, Director of Public Works

PREPARED BY: Rafael Suarez, Public Works Contract Administrator

Subject:
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Approve a sole source procurement request to purchase 3 Meeder Ransome vaporizer units to fuel backup generators for the water system's booster stations
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Statement of Issue:
Staff requests City Council approval for a sole source procurement of three Meeder Ransome vaporizer units to fuel backup generators for the water system's booster stations at a total cost of $138,000. The City's current backup systems were built around the specifications of Meeder Ransome vaporizer units, which are currently in use and operating well past their 10-year life cycle. Replacing these aging units is a priority of the system. As such, the City requests a sole source procurement to replace like for like, which will expedite the replacement process and preclude the modification of the existing system to fit a comparable product at significant cost.
Financial Impact:
No additional funding is requested. Sufficient funds for the vaporizer units are budgeted in the FY 2022-2023 Water Supply Equipment Maintenance - Maintenance Booster Stations, Business Unit 50685803.67715.

Recommended Action:
recommendation
Approve the sole source procurement request for the purchase of 3 Meeder Ransome vaporizer units to fuel backup generators for the water system's booster stations.
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the recommended action, and direct staff accordingly.

Analysis:
The City's water system utilizes booster stations that serve the critical function of pressurizing the system to deliver water to each of our customers. These booster stations must be properly maintained and equipped, in order to function reliably every day. To ensure the continuous operation of the booster systems, even during emergencies s...

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