BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that MSA Professional Services be hereby awarded a contract for professional engineering services for design, plans and specifications for a SCADA System to monitor the water, wastewater and gas flows within the city of Duluth for the engineering division in accordance with its low specification of $58,830, payable as follows: $21,767 from Water Fund 0510, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5535; $21,767 from Gas Fund 0520, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5535; $15,296 from Sewer Fund 0530, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5535; City Project No. 0047GS.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the purchase of engineering services from MSA Professional Services for the design, plans and specifications of a SCADA System (telemetry system) to monitor water, wastewater and gas flows at various locations within the city and transmit this information to a central location where operators of each utility can monitor and make adjustments for high or low demands within each system. The current system for the gas distribution system is antiquated, and maintenance is becoming difficult because of the lack of availability of components. Funding for this project is being shared 37 percent from Water Fund 0510, 37 percent from Gas Fund 0520 and 26 percent from Sewer Fund 0530. Job No. 0047GS.