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File #: 0204-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/23/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into contract with ADS LLC for flow meter wireless fees for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage in accordance with the relevant provisions of City Code pertaining to Sole Source procurement, and to authorize the expenditure of $54,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund. ($54,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0204-2017 DAX Financial Coding - ADS Wireless Fees - 2017, 2. ORD 0204-2017 ADS Wireless Fees (Sole Source Form), 3. ORD 0204-2017 ADS Wireless Fees (Sole Source ltr), 4. ORD 0204-2017 ADS Wireless Fees - Price Quote
Explanation

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to pay for wireless fees to ADS LLC for wireless flow meters.

Flow meters are used to monitor flows through sanitary and combined sewer lines throughout the City. The information allows the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to track development and the capacity of the system and is instrumental in the development and on-going Wet Weather Management Program. Since June of 2006 the Division of Sewerage and Drainage has purchased meters that are LAN line capable. Through various CIP projects mostly Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) studies, contractors purchased wireless meters through ADS LLC. It has now become necessary for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to take ownership and become responsible for the payment of the monthly wireless fees for 180 meters, which was a decrease of 2 meters during 2016. The cost per month is $25.00 per meter. The agreement is for one (1) year from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

ADS LLC has negotiated a custom level service with AT&T for the wireless technology for the flow meters to perform. This process includes a fixed IP address for each SIM card within the flow meter. Assigning individual meters with a fixed IP address allows the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to call individual meters any time to collect data or perform diagnostics. Furthermore, ADS has developed flow meter communication hardware and software around this technology and the flow meters will not function under any other system. This ordinance is being submitted in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code relating to Sole Source procurement.

SUPPLIER: ADS LLC (80-0355805), Expires 6/2/18 (Publicly Held Company)
ADS LLC does not hold MBE/FBE status.

This company is not debarred according to the Excluded Party Listing System of the Federal Government or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of ...

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