00-0477R

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 00-0241 AWARDING CONTRACT TO CARLSON AND KIRWAN FOR MANAGING THE NATURAL GAS ADVERTISING PROGRAM, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $60,000 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $120,000.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

RESOLVED, that Resolution 00-0241 to Carlson and Kirwan for furnishing the management of the natural gas advertising program, be amended to increase the amount by $60,000 for a new total of $120,000, payable out of Gas Fund 520, Dept./Agency 900, Organization 0560, Object 5340.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize an amendment to Resolution 00-0477, passed on April 10, 2000, for the extension of Contract 18246 for the management and purchase of the natural gas advertising program for the gas division.  In 1998, a committee, composed of our gas and energy coordinator, city of Duluth communications manager and other water and gas employees, selected Carlson and Kirwan after interviewing and reviewing proposals from the two qualifying agencies returning proposals to manage the natural gas advertising program.  This resolution will authorize the additional gas promotios and materials for the year 2000.  The uncommitted amount in Object 5340 is $191,400.  Requisition No. 98-0439; Contract No. C-18246