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 100,000 gallons of caustic soda for the utility operations division in accordance with specifications of the vendor’s low bid of $198,900 plus sales tax of $12,928.50, for a combined total of $211,828.50, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable from the Water Fund 510, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1955, Object 5216.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes the purchase of 100,000 gallons of caustic soda from Hawkins, Inc., d.b.a. Hawkins Water Treatment Group - Superior, for $211,828.50, payable from the water fund.
This chemical is used at the Lakewood Water Treatment Plant, 8130 Congdon Boulevard, in Duluth. The total of 100,000 gallons is based on an estimated quantity from previous years.
The city posted a request for bids on the website on December 12, 2007. Hawkins Chemical, Inc., submitted the lowest bid of four who responded.