04-0766R


RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE AS THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY FOR THE YEAR 2005.

BY COUNCILOR STEWART:

     RESOLVED, that the Duluth News Tribune be and hereby is designated the official newspaper of the city of Duluth for the year 2005, and the contract for publishing the proceedings of the city council of the city of Duluth, hereby is awarded to the Duluth News Tribune on its bid for said publications of $1.94 per inch, these being the legal rates for the state of Minnesota. The estimated total annual cost $20,000.

     The billing is to be on the inch rate. Term: net 30 and payable out of various funds, departments./agencies, organizations and objects; to be encumbered out of year 2005 budget.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Section 33 of the city of Duluth Charter dictates the publication of all matters required by the Charter to be published in the city of Duluth official paper which is annually designated. The estimated annual usage is based upon the year 2004 usage; to be encumbered out of year 2005 budget. There will be sufficient budget appropriation in each of the various using departments/divisions to award this resolution. Requisition No. 05-0004; St. Louis County Bid #4506


Tabulation of bids received October 28, 2004: Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN - $1.94 per inch