07-0556R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH LAKE SUPERIOR CONSULTING, LLC, FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN THE REVIEW AND UPDATE OF THE CITY’S TRANSMISSION GAS LINE INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT PLAN (IMP) FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $12,000.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Lake Superior Consulting, LLC, for professional services in the review and update of the city’s transmission gas line integrity management plan (IMP) in accordance with specifications and the consultant’s schedule of fees and proposal for an estimated amount not to exceed $12,000, terms net 30, payable from the Gas Fund 520, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5319. Said agreement 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 consultant agreement with Lake Superior Consulting, LLC, for the review and update of the city’s transmission gas line integrity management plan (IMP) for an estimated total amount not to exceed $12,000, payable from the gas fund.


This process includes plan review, audit preparation, and updated baseline assessment plan, including separation of consequence areas and probability of failure analysis. The work must begin immediately and be substantially complete in time for an audit by the department of transportation (DOT) pipeline and hazardous material safety administration scheduled September 17, 2007.


Lake Superior Consulting, LLC, located in Duluth, specializes in pipeline integrity management services.


Requisition No. 07-0558

Project/Job No. 0666GS