BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute the second year option of Agreement No. C-20150 with the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) for the year 2007 operation of the Minnesota Slip pedestrian draw bridge for an estimated amount of $32,400, payable from General Fund 0100, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1930-2310, Object 5455.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes the second year of an agreement between the city and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center for the operation of the Minnesota Slip pedestrian draw bridge for an estimated amount of $32,400, payable from General Fund 100.
In November 2005, the city published a request for proposals (RFP) in the newspaper and invited eight vendors to submit RFPs. The DECC was the only vendor who submitted a proposal. The first year of the agreement ran from January 1, 2006, through October 19, 2006. It is the city’s intention to renew the contract through October 19, 2007, subject to city council approval. The contract also contains an option to extend for an additional six months.
The DECC has been operating the pedestrian draw bridge for the city since 2001.