01-0403R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO GROEBNER & ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR GAS METERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $54,261.75.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that Groebner & Associates, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and delivering 1,000 gas meters for the utility operations division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $54,261.75, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable out of Gas Fund 0520, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 2410, Object 5227.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the purchase of 1,000 gas meters from Groebner & Associates, Inc., for $54,261.75 to be paid from Gas Fund 0520. These gas meters are for inventory for new customers and the annual replacement of existing meters in accordance with the department operation and maintenance manual. Groebner & Associates was the lowest of the three companies who responded with a complete bid that met specifications. The estimated costs for this purchase is $64,965. The unobligated amount in Object 5227 is $122,454. Bid No. 01-0444
 
Tabulation of bids received April 30, 2001
Groebner & Associates, Inc., Monticello, MN $54,261.75
Bates & Associates, Grand Haven, MI $54,315.00
Salo-Degnan, LTD, Hibbing, MN $86,020.05
Schlumberger, Inc., Owenton, KY $52,983.75
Hydro Supply Company, Burnsville, MN $53,250.00
* Does not meet specifications