07-0588R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH MOBILE RADIO ENGINEERING, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF POLICE AND FIRE RADIO SYSTEM EQUIPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,395.34.


BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., for the purchase and delivery of police and fire radio system equipment in accordance with specifications and the vendor’s low bid of $36,395.33, terms net 30, payable as follows:

     (a)  Fire - $12,131.78 payable from the Capital Equipment Fund 250, Department/Agency 015, Organization 2007, Object 5580, Project: CE250-E705;

     (b)  Police - $24,263.56 payable from the Duluth Police Grant Programs Fund 215, Department/Agency 200, Organization 2276, Object 5241.

     This purchase is tax exempt.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the tax-exempt purchase of police and fire radio system equipment from Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., payable from the capital equipment and duluth police grant program funds:


FIRE

1 SNV-12 signal to noise votor chassis
10 CIM-2A modules

3,763.48

8,368.30

$12,131.78

POLICE

2 SNV-12 signal to noise votor chassis
20 CIM-2A modules

 7,526.96

16,736.60

$24,263.56

Total

$36,395.34


The city posted the request for bids on the city’s website August 7, 2007. Six vendors were contacted. Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., was the lowest of two companies who responded.


Request for Bids

Police/Fire Radio System Equipment

Requisition No. 07-0463

Opened August 22, 2007

Vendor

Base Amount

Mobile Radio Engineering, Inc., Golden Valley, MN

$36,395.34

Arrowhead Radio & Security, Duluth, MN

$36,540.00