BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that R.W. Beck be and hereby is awarded a contract for professional services to conduct a cost of service and rate design on the city’s public works and utilities gas utility in accordance with specifications on its statement of qualifications dated March 6, 2006, proposal dated March 31, 2006, and its proposal clarification dated April 4, 2006, in the estimated amount of $28,200, and is payable from Gas Fund 520, Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5310, City Project Number 0565GS.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize a professional services contract for a cost of service and rate study of the city’s gas utility. Public works and utilities sent out eight requests for statement of qualifications and received four responses. A committee composed of the gas and energy coordinator, manager of the customer service division, the operations manager, gas and water supply, the department director and the finance director selected two companies to submit detailed proposals for the project. After reviewing proposals from the two consulting firms the selection committee unanimously selected R.W. Beck to perform the study. This resolution will authorize up to $28,200 to complete the cost of service study and recommend revisions to natural gas rates and is payable from the Gas Fund 520, Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5310, Requisition Number 06-0022, City Project Number 0565GS.