DISCLAIMER

07-0490R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MORTON INTERNATIONAL, INC., MORTON SALT DIVISION, FOR ROAD SALT AS NEEDED FOR THE 2007 - 2008 YEAR FOR AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $516,780.60.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Morton International, Inc., Morton Salt Division, for the purchase and delivery of road salt for the 2007 - 2008 year in accordance with specifications and its low bid of $485,240 plus sales tax of $31,540.60, for a total estimated amount of $516,780.60, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable as follows from the General Fund 100, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1920-2550 and Object 5223:

     (a)  $232,551.27 for budget year 2007 (October through December); and

     (b)  $284,229.33 for budget year 2008 (January through April).


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   This resolution will authorize the purchase of the annual road salt requirements for year 2007-2008 from Morton International, Inc., Morton Salt Division, for a total estimated amount of $516,780.60, payable from the general fund.


The city of Duluth has a cooperative purchasing agreement with St. Louis County.


Morton International, Inc., Morton Salt Division, from Chicago, Illinois, submitted the lowest of two bids received for the city of Duluth.


Road Salt

Bid No. 07-0502 (City)

Bid No. 4691 (County)

File No. 07-0502

Opened June 21, 2007, by St. Louis County

Company

Base Bid

International Salt Company

no bid

Cutler-Magner Company

no bid

Cargill Deicing

no bid

North American Salt Company

$486,780

Morton International, Inc., Morton Salt Division

$485,240