DISCLAIMER

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE


08-0452R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY SERVICES, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF 67 SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA) UNITS FOR THE DULUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT AT A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $239,991.32.

CITY PROPOSAL:

     RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., for the tax-exempt purchase and delivery of 67 self-contained breathing apparatus units with options in accordance with the vendor’s low bid of $239,991.32, terms net 30, payable as follows:

     (a)  $191,993.00 from the Special Projects Fund 210, Agency 030, Organization 3174, and Object 5580;

     (b)  $47,998.32 from the Capital Equipment Fund 250, Agency 015, Organization 2008, Object 5580, Project CE250-E803.


FIRE/PURCH


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes a contract with Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., for the purchase and delivery of 67 self-contained breathing units with options for a total of $239,991.32, payable from special projects and capital equipment funds.


This purchase will be funded by a federal assistance to firefighters grant. [See companion council Resolution 08-0105 passed February 11, 2008.] The terms of this grant require a 20 percent cost match by the city. The funds are already set aside for this purchase.


The city posted a request for bids on the website May 21, 2008, and opened bids on June 10, 2008. Only two vendors submitted complete bids.


Vendors were required to provide verification that their products were compliant with the requirements of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NOSH) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


Fire Department Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

Bid No. 08-0395; Requisition 08-0395

Bids opened june 10, 2008

Vendor

City State

Base Bid

Municipal Emergency Services, Inc.

Fremont, NE

$239,991.32

Metro Fire

Ham Lake, MN

$283,985.54