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File #: 1242-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action: 5/15/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement with Duke’s Root Control, Inc. for Sewer Root Control Services in accordance with sole source provisions of the City Code for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1242-2019 Financial Coding, 2. 1242-2019 Quote, 3. 1242-2019 Sole Source Form

The Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage has a need for a Sewer Root Control program to kill root growth in sanitary sewer lines 6” to 36” in diameter and inhibit root re-growth. The Division of Sewerage and Drainage has determined that the chemical diquat dibromide is the most effective at treating roots in sewers. It is approved by the United States EPA for this use and classified as non-carcinogenic and not considered a volatile compound. Further, diquat dibromide has little or no effect on treatment plant processes, therefore, making this chemical preferred for use in the Division’s Root Control program. The Division has further determined that other chemicals are not acceptable for use in this program as being either non-effective or containing metam sodium which has been classified by the US EPA as a likely carcinogen.

Duke’s Root Control, Inc. is the only contractor licensed and registered to apply diquat dibromide otherwise known as Razorooter II, and that Razorooter II is a patented technology. Duke’s Root Control, Inc. has been identified by the Division of Sewerage and Drainage as the only commercial applicator licensed by the manufacturer to apply Razorooter II and registered with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Duke’s Root Control, Inc. has the capacity and capability to perform this program. This ordinance is being submitted in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code relating to Sole Source procurement.

The Division of Sewerage and Drainage wishes to enter into a service agreement for a period of one (1) year to and including December 31, 2019.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: This ordinance is being submitted as an emergency to allow for the prompt execution of the agreement so that treatment is not delayed for the protection of the sanitary sewer lines.

SUPPLIER: Duke’s Root Control, Inc., (75-3026801), expires February 21, 2020.
Duke’s Root Control, Inc. does not hold MBE...

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