01-0910R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO VIKING ELECTRIC SUPPLY, INC., FOR DOWNTOWN, CANAL PARK AND FITGERS STREET LIGHTS REPLACEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $13,014.30.

BY PRESIDENT EDWARDS:

        RESOLVED, that Viking Electric Supply, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and delivering the replacement parts for Downtown, Canal Park and the Fitgers area ornamental street lighting system for the traffic operations division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $13,014.30, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable out of Capital Equipment Fund 0250, Dept./Agency 015, Organization NR00, Object E036.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize the purchase of sample replacement parts for Downtown, Canal Park and the Fitgers area Ornamental Street Lighting systems from Viking Electric Supply for $13,014.30 to be paid from Capital Equipment Fund 0250.  This will lead to a substantial long term cost savings for the city of Duluth.  Example: now paying $2,500/$3,000 per pole vs with this new system $1,700/$2,000 per pole (which includes the making of the molds for the component parts).  These molds will become the property of the city of Duluth after 50 pieces have been purchased.  Viking Electric Supply has hired Dynamic Lighting, Inc., the manufacturer of the lighting poles.  Requisition No. 01-0653