DISCLAIMER

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE


08-0276R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH FLEXIBLE PIPE TOOL COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A CREW CAB AND CHASSIS UNIT COMPLETE WITH MOUNTED SEWER RODDING MACHINE FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $84,984.82.

CITY PROPOSAL:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Flexible Pipe Tool Company for the purchase and delivery of a 2008 Sterling Bullet 4x4 crew cab and chassis unit complete with a mounted sewer rodding machine in accordance with city specifications and the vendor’s low bid of $79,751 plus $5,183.82 sales tax plus $50.00 tax-exempt plates and registration, for a total amount of $84,984.82, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable from the Sewer Fund 530, Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5580.


PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES/PURCHASING


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the purchase of a 2008 Sterling Bullet 4 x 4 crew cab and chassis unit complete with a mounted sewer rodding machine from the Flexible Pipe Tool Company for a total amount of $84,984.82, payable from the sewer fund. The purchase includes a three-year/36,000 mile warranty for the vehicle and a five-year/100,000 mile warranty for the engine.


The equipment will be used to push and pull 5/16-inch to 48-inch sectional rods with various tools to remove roots, grease and other materials from sanitary and sewer pipes.


The city posted a request for bids on the website March 12, 2008. Flexible Pipe Tool Company was the lowest bid submitted by three vendors by the closing date of April 3, 2008.


Sewer Rodding Machine

Bid No. 08-0275; Requisition 08-0275

Opened April 3, 2008

Vendor

Address

Base Bid

Flexible Pipe Tool Company

St. Joseph, MN

$79,751

Luther Family Chevrolet

Duluth, MN

$84,755

Sewer Equipment Company of America

Glenview, IL

$89,219