PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE


08-0495R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO CONTRACT WITH NORD-SEN METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THE PRIMARY VERTICAL COAL ELEVATOR AT THE DULUTH STEAM DISTRICT ONE PLANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $134,674.58.

CITY PROPOSAL:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Nord-Sen Metal Industries, Ltd., for the purchase and installation of the primary vertical coal elevator in the steam plant for the Duluth Steam Utility District #1 for $112,000 plus $14,455 in options plus $8,219.58 sales tax for a total amount of $134,674.58, terms net 30, FOB destination 1 Lake Place Drive, payable from the Steam Fund 540, Agency 920, Organization 1499, Object 5530.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes a contract with Nord-Sen Metal Industries, Ltd., for the purchase and installation of a vertical coal conveyor elevator for the Duluth Steam Utility District #1 steam plant in the amount of $134,674.58, payable from the Steam Fund. This includes options such as an MFA switch, boot plug, service platform, caged ladder and jib crane.


This elevator, which will replace the primary plant elevator, is capable of carrying 100 tons per hour. The emergency back-up elevator, replaced in 2007, is capable of carrying 25 tons per hour.


This purchase will be paid from bonds issued December 2006 as part of the Johnson Controls, Inc., plant improvements project.


The city posted a request for bids on the city’s website July 3, 2008. Four vendors responded with complete bids by the closing date of July 22, 2008. Nord-Sen Metal Industries, Ltd., from Winnipeg, Canada, had the lowest bid.


Bid No. 08-0475

Tabulation of Bids Coal Elevator

Bids Opened Tuesday

July 22, 2008

Company

City/State

Base Bid w/o Options

Nord-Sen Metal Industries, Ltd.

Winnipeg, Canada

$112,000.00

BDI

Duluth, MN

$127,941.67

Applied Industrial Technologies Mainline, Inc.

Duluth, MN

$154,791.00

Bystrom Conveying & Process, Inc.

Plymouth, MN

$210,882.00

$247,490.00


Requisition 08-0475