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File #: 2425-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/16/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to modify past, present and future contract(s) and purchase orders from Praxair Distribution, Inc. to Linde Gas & Equipment, Inc. and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to modify past, present and future contracts and purchase orders with Praxair Distribution, Inc. Praxair Distribution, Inc. has undergone a merger and although they are not changing their FID # they are changing the name of the legal entity effective October 11, 2021. This ordinance authorizes the assignment of all past, present and future business done by the City of Columbus from Praxair Distribution, Inc. tax id 94-1693764 to Linde Gas & Equipment, Inc. tax id 94-1693764.

No additional funds are necessary to modify the option contract as requested. There is no change in the type of products being procured and the original contract was formally bid. The original terms and conditions remain in effect.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: The Finance and Management Department respectfully requests this legislation be considered an emergency in order to maintain an uninterrupted supply of Vapor Draw Propane.

FISCAL IMPACT: No additional funding is required to modify the option contract. The departments utilizing the contract must set aside their own funding for their estimated expenditures.

Title

To authorize the Finance and Management Director to modify past, present and future contract(s) and purchase orders from Praxair Distribution, Inc. to Linde Gas & Equipment, Inc. and to declare an emergency.

Body

WHEREAS, the Finance and Management Department, Purchasing Office has an option contract and open purchase orders for Vapor Draw Propane for use citywide; and,

WHEREAS, Praxair Distribution, Inc. has undergone a merger effective October 11, 2021 to change their name to Linde Gas & Equipment, Inc. and in addition to notifying the City, Linde Gas & Equipment, Inc. has agreed to honor the past, present and future contracts and agreements; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Finance and Management in that it is immediately...

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