BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., 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 water utility in accordance with specifications in its proposal dated August 24, 2006, in the estimated amount of $24,888, payable from Water Fund 510, Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5310.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize a professional services contract for a cost of service and rate study of the city’s water utility. The purchasing division advertised the project and sent out five requests for consultants to respond to this request for proposals. Six proposals were received by Purchasing by the August 25, 2006, bid deadline. 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, purchasing agent, and the finance director was convened to select the consultant for this project. After reviewing proposals from the six consulting firms the selection committee selected Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., from Brainerd, MN, to perform the study. This resolution will authorize up to $24,888 to complete the cost of service study and recommend revisions to water rates and is payable from the Water Fund 520. Requisition No. 06-0579