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File #: 3243-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/14/2018 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into contract with GEA Mechanical Equipment US, Inc. to provide for the Parts, Maintenance, and Service of Westfalia Separator Centrifuges and Subcomponents for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage in accordance with the relevant provisions of sole source procurement of the City Code; and to authorize the expenditure of $300,000.00 from the Sanitary Sewer Operating Fund. ($300,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 3243-2018 Financial Coding, 2. 3243-2018 Price List, 3. 3243-2018 Sole Source Info. Form, 4. 3243-2018 Sole Source Letter
Explanation

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a contract with GEA Mechanical Equipment US, Inc. to provide for the Parts, Maintenance, and Service of Westfalia Separator Centrifuges and Subcomponents. The sludge produced at the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant begins in a liquid form and the centrifuges and subcomponents spin the water out of the sludge to make it a thicker, more cake-like substance. This thicker sludge is either stored in silos for future use in land application or is sent to the Southwesterly Compost Facility for use in the production of Com-Til.

There is a need to enter into a parts, maintenance, and service contract to ensure continued optimum performance of the thickening centrifuges to support the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant processes. This contract is intended to cover the regular service and maintenance as specified in the OEM maintenance and instruction manual, which includes inspections, adjustments, repair, and parts replacement for the thickening centrifuges supplied to the City.

GEA Mechanical Equipment US, Inc., with headquarters located in Northvale, New Jersey, is the Sole distributor and factory authorized repair, service, and parts provider for Westfalia Separator Centrifuges and Subcomponents manufactured by their parent company, GEA Westfalia Separator GmbH, located in Oelde, Germany. This includes, but is not limited to, parts and components such as motors, primary-secondary-gears, bowl shells, and conveyor scrolls.

This ordinance is being submitted in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code relating to Sole Source procurement. A letter from the vendor is attached to this ordinance.

This contract covers a five-year period from the date of execution. For each year of the five-year contract, funds for the parts, maintenance, and service shall be reviewed and expenditures shall be approved by ordinance of City Coun...

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