DISCLAIMER

07-0492R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH GERARD CHIMNEY COMPANY FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN THE INSPECTION, CONDITION ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REPAIR OF THE CHIMNEY AT THE DULUTH STEAM PLANT FACILITY LOCATED AT ONE LAKE DRIVE IN DULUTH, MINNESOTA, FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $11,400.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Gerard Chimney Company for professional services to include concrete chimney inspection, condition assessment and repair recommendations for the Duluth Steam Utility District No. 1 at the facility located at One Lake Place Drive, Duluth, Minnesota, for an estimated amount of $11,400, terms net 30, payable from Steam Fund 540, Department/Agency 920, Organization 1499, Object 5530. Said agreement is to be substantially in the form of Public Document No. _____________________ on file in the office of the city clerk.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes a professional services contract with Gerard Chimney Company for inspection of the chimney at the Duluth Steam facility located at One Lake Place Drive for a total estimated amount of $11,400, payable from the steam fund. These services include the concrete chimney inspection, condition assessment, and repair recommendations.


The intent of the inspection is to document existing conditions and evaluate the findings in order to determine maintenance and repair requirements and the remaining service life. This inspection will serve as the baseline for future inspections and repair projects.


The city posted a request for proposals (RFP)in the newspaper and the city’s website in May. Gerard Chimney Company submitted the most complete proposal for the lowest cost.


Request for Proposals - Chimney Inspection

Opened May 31,2007

RFP No. 07-0361

Requisition No. 07-0361

Consultant

City/State

Base Amount

Gerard Chimney Company

St. Louis, MO

$11,400

Hamon Custodis

Brazil, IN

$18,746

Oak Park Chimney Corporation

Forest Park, IL

$19,890

R&P Industrial Company, Inc.

Nicholasville, KY

$31,414

Structural Preservation Systems

Wallingford, CT

$33,470