01-0116R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO CARLSON AND KIRWAN FOR MARKETING AND ADVERTISING SERVICES FOR THE NATURAL GAS UTILITY, NOT TO EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF $110,400.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that Carlson and Kirwan be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and marketing and media purchasing services for the natural gas advertising program of the public works and utilities department in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $110,400, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable out of Gas Fund 520, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 2430, Object 5340.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize the purchase of marketing and media services for the natural gas utility advertising program of the Public works and utilities department for the remainder of 2001. The agency Carlson and Kirwan may be paid up to $110,400 from the Gas Fund 0520. The purchasing division sent out 30 requests for proposals and received six qualifying proposals. A department interview committee selected Carlson and Kirwan after reviewing proposals from all six agencies and interviewing the top three agencies. This resolution will authorize up to $110,400 for 2001 through Carlson and Kirwan. The 2001 budget provides $135,000 for advertising and promotion. Bid No. 01-0005