BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to purchase two Centracom Elite communications consuls from Motorola, Inc., through St. Louis County, for an amount not to exceed $78,684.65, payable from the 2005 Port Security Grant 215-200-2276.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to authorize the purchase of two Centracom Elite communications consuls from Motorola, Inc., through St. Louis County, in an amount of not to exceed $78,684.65.
These units are unique and necessary to allow the city’s communications to interface properly with the remainder of the 911 system. They are being purchased as part of a larger purchase by St. Louis County from the state bid list and therefore do not have to be separately bid by the city. And because of the fact that they are being purchased in conjunction with the county’s larger purchase, the city was able to secure a lower price than that available if the city were to buy directly from the state bid list. The bid list is due to expire as of November 8 and a significant price increase is anticipated once that happens.