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RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO UNITED RENTAL OF MINNEAPOLIS FOR 18 TRENCH BOXES RENTAL, IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,445.53.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

RESOLVED, that United Rental of Minneapolis be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing rental of 18 trench boxes for the public utilities water division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $28,445.53, terms net 30, FOB shipping point, payable out of Water Fund 510, Dept./Agency 900, Organization 0540, Object 5227.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize the rental of 18 trench boxes from United Rental of Minneapolis for $28,445,53 to be paid from Water Fund 510.  This shoring is necessary to maintain the excavation pits to keep access holes open during the process of water main repairs throughout the city.  United Rental of Minneapolis was the only firm that bid on these trench boxes as well as being the only supplier with trench boxes available.  These boxes are being used for ongoing projects throughout the city and are also required for safety purposes.  The uncommitted funds in Object 5227 is $80,000.