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File #: 2031-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a planned modification with Synagro Central, LLC to provide for the Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, to authorize the expenditure of $800,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund, and to declare an emergency. ($800,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2031-2017 Financial Coding - Liquid Land App w-Regional Storage - Mod #3, 2. ORD 2031-2017 Liq Land App w-Regional Storage-Mod #3 - Sub Work ID Form, 3. ORD 2031-2017 Liquid Land App w-Regional Storage Mod #3 - Addt'l Info
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to modify, increase and extend the contract with Synagro Central, LLC for the purpose of providing Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage. This contract provides the Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage the service of applying sewage sludge for agricultural purposes. The work generally shall include: the agronomic land application of up to 10% Total Solids (TS) liquid biosolids, tank pumping and cleaning services, and the transport of 25% TS dewatered biosolids cake. The Contractor is responsible for professional management of the Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage program, which generally includes preparing site authorization requests, samples, daily activity reports, weekly progress reports, invoices and submitting this information to the City’s Project Manager. The contract is utilized by the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Compost Facility.

The Department of Public Utilities solicited Requests for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with the relevant provisions of City Code Chapter 329 (Solicitation SA003857) relating to professional service contracts. Two hundred forty-seven (247) vendors (220 MAJ, 3 MBR, 13 M1A, 10 F1, 1 AS1) were solicited and two proposals (2 MAJ) were received and opened on April 15, 2011. Discussions and negotiations with the selected firm resulted in the award of the contract to Synagro Central, LLC.

The original contract was in effect for one (1) year to and including August 4, 2016. The contract language allows for the Department of Public Utilities to extend the contract for nine (9) additional years, on a year to year basis upon mutual agreement and budgeted funds. This proposed modification is the 3rd year of the contract. The contract will be extended through August 4, 2018.
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