07-0643R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH HEATH CONSULTANTS, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN COMPLETING A LEAK DETECTION SURVEY OF THE CITY OF DULUTH NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AT A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $22,000.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Heath Consultants, Inc., for professional services in completing a leak detection survey of the city of Duluth natural gas distribution system for the department of public works and utilities in accordance with specifications and the consultant’s quote of $22,000, payable from the Gas Fund 520, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1940-2410, Object 5310; said agreement substantially in the form of Public Document No. _______________ shall be on file in the office of the city clerk.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize a contract with Heath Consultants, Inc., for professional services in completing a leak detection survey of the city’s natural gas distribution system for $22,000, payable from the Gas Fund. This project for the department of public works and utilities will cover approximately 5,000 gas services and 20 miles of gas main.


The city requested quotes from three consultants - Heath Consultants, Inc., submitted the lowest quote by the closing date of September 13, 2007.


Quotes for Leak Detection Survey

File No. 07-0592

Requisition No. 07-0592

Closing 9/13/2007

Consultant

City/State

Total Estimate

Heath Consultants, Inc.

Houston, TX

$22,000.00

Energy Economics, Inc.

Dodge Center, MN

$27,593.50

Quality Underground Services, Inc.

Little Canada, MN

$28,262.80