01-0357R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO DUNCAN INDUSTRIES FOR ELECTRONIC PARKING METERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $103,493.51.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that Duncan Industries be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and delivering 500 electronic parking meters with plastic domes, post adapters and housings for the traffic operations division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $103,493.51, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable out of General Fund 0100, Dept./Agency 015, Organization 2020, Object MS07.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the purchase of 500 electronic parking meters with plastic domes, post adapters and housings from Duncan Industries for $108,885.60 to be paid from General Fund 0100. The electronic parking meters are to replace the mechanical parking meters, which will improve in parking control in the Downtown area of Duluth and reduce maintenance costs. The city of Duluth parking commission has recommended that the city of Duluth purchase this equipment using the funds created by in incremental revenue from the parking meters in the down area. The Greater Downtown Council supports the proposal to upgrade the Downtown parking meters even though they consider this routine city maintenance. Incremental revenue from the parking meters in the Downtown area as of January 16, 2001, is $414,215. Duncan Industries was the only vendor who responded with a complete bid that met specifications. The uncommitted funds in Object MS07 is $200,000. Bid No. 01-0323
 
Tabulation of bids received April 9, 2001
Duncan Industries, Harrison, AR $103,493.51
P.O.M., Inc., Russleville, AR $87,684.43*
*does not meet specifications