BY COUNCILOR FEDORA:
RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Hawkins, Inc., d.b.a. Hawkins Water Treatment Group - Superior, for the purchase and delivery of 145 tons of liquid hydrofluorosilicic acid in accordance with specifications of the vendor’s low bid of $78,706 plus sales tax of $5,115.89 for a combined total of $83,821.89, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable from the Water Fund 510, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1955, and Object 5216.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes the purchase of 145 tons of hydrofluorosilicic acid from Hawkins, Inc., d.b.a. Hawkins Water Treatment Group - Superior, for a total amount of 83,821.89, payable from the water fund.
This chemical is used at the Lakewood Water Treatment Plant, 8130 Congdon Boulevard, in Duluth. The total of 145 tons is based on an estimated quantity from previous years.
The city posted a request for bids on the website on December 12, 2007. Hawkins, Inc., d.b.a. Hawkins Water Treatment Group - Superior, was the only one who submitted a complete bid of five who responded.