BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, that Higgins Industrial Supply Company be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and delivering flat truck plow blades and wing edges for the fleet services division in accordance with specifications on its bid of $31,525.96 plus sales tax of $2,049.19, for a total amount of $33,575.15, terms net 30, FOB destination prepaid and added, payable from the Fleet Services Fund 0660, Department/Agency 015, Object 5221.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the purchase of flat truck plow blades and wing edges from Higgins Industrial Supply Company for a total amount of $33,575.15 ($31,525.96 plus sales tax of $2,049.19), payable from the Fleet Services Fund 0660.
The plow blades and wing edges must be furnished and delivered as soon as possible, and additional quantities as requested during the 2006-2007 winter season.
Higgins Industrial Company, located in Virginia, Minnesota, provided the best bid. The two lowest bidders, H&L Mesabi and Road Machinery & Supplies (RMS), were both bid carbon steel blades and were rejected. These do not meet the hardness specifications as requested in the bid. RMS also bid an alternate “flame hardened” blade, but the price was higher than Higgins quoted. The carbon steel blades do not meet the minimum specifications as listed in the request for bid.