BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Neenah Foundry Company for the purchase and delivery of replacement castings as needed during year 2007 for the utility operations division in accordance with specifications and a quote of $28,652 plus sales tax of $1,800, for a combined total of $30,452, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable as follows: $29,217 from the Sewer Fund 530, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1945, Object 5227 and $1,235 from the Stormwater Fund 535, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1945, Object 5227.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the purchase of replacement castings from the Neenah Foundry Company for $30,452 ($28,652 plus sales tax of $1,800), payable from the sewer and stormwater funds; Requisition 07-0203.
The foundry must meet the exact dimensions of the replacement heavy duty castings specified in order to ensure all frames and lids interchange exactly, especially when the utility operations orders replacement castings for repairs.
To date, Neenah Foundry Company, located in Shakopee, Minnesota, is the only foundry that has tooled up to city specifications. Other foundries have shown some interest in the past in making castings to our standard specifications, but not enough to make the initial investment required for the specific tooling/molds for the Duluth castings.