00-0526R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO BACHMAN'S, INC., FOR TREES, IN THE AMOUNT OF $124,378.97.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that Bachman's, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and delivering approximately 800 trees for the SIP and boulevard plantings for the forestry division during the year 2001 in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $124,378.97, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable out of ($21,393.18) General Fund 100, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 2010, Object 5225 and ($102,985.79) SIP Fund 440, Dept/Agency 038, Organization various, Object 5530; to be encumbered out of year 2001.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   This resolution will authorize the purchase of approximately 800 trees from Bachman's, Inc., for the planting season during the year 2001 for $124,378.97 to be paid from General Fund 100 ($21,393.18) and Street Improvement Program Fund 440 ($102,985.79).  Bachman's, Inc., was the lowest of the two companies who responded.  Eleven vendors were sent the bid requests.  The estimated budget amount for this purchase is $173,355.38. Uncommitted funds in objects 5225 and 5530 is to be determined; to be encumbered out of year 2001 budget.  Bid No. 01-0001
 
Tabulation of bids received July 18, 2000
Bachman's, Inc, Farmington, MN $ 124,378.97
Schumacher's, Inc, South St Paul, MN $ 135,782.15