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File #: 1472-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2022 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract for the option to purchase Sodium Chloride with Cargill, Inc.; to authorize the expenditure of $1.00 from General Budget Reservation BRPO002025; and to declare an emergency. ($1.00).

 Explanation

BACKGROUND:  This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to establish a Universal Term Contract (UTC) for the option to purchase high grade Sodium Chloride with Cargill, Inc.  The Division of Water is the sole user for high grade Sodium Chloride, used as an ion exchange agent for potable water during nitrate events at the Dublin Road Water Treatment Plant.  The term of the proposed option contract would be approximately one year, expiring July 31, 2023, with the option to renew for one (1) additional year.  The Purchasing Office opened formal bids on May 12, 2022.   In addition, the expenditure of $1.00 is hereby authorized from General Budget Reservation BRPO002025.                     

 

The Purchasing Office advertised and solicited competitive bids in accordance with the relevant provisions of Section 329 relating to competitive bidding (Request for Quotation No. RFQ021588).    One (1) bid was received. 

 

The Purchasing Office is recommending award to the overall lowest, responsive, responsible and best bidder as follows:

 

Cargill, Inc., CC# 007812 expires 5/11/24, All Items, $1.00

Total Estimated Annual Expenditure: $406,000, Division of Water, the primary user

 

Emergency Designation:  The Finance and Management Department respectfully requests this legislation to be considered an emergency ordinance to ensure sufficient supply in case of nitrate events.

 

The 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 State Unresolved Findings for Recovery Certified Search.  

 

FISCAL IMPACT: The expenditure of $1.00 is hereby authorized from General Budget Reservation BRPO002025.  City Agencies will be required to obtain approval to expend from their own appropriations for their estimated annual expenditures. 

 

Title

 

To authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract for the option to purchase Sodium Chloride with Cargill, Inc.; to authorize the expenditure of $1.00 from General Budget Reservation BRPO002025; and to declare an emergency. ($1.00).

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Sodium Chloride UTC will provide for the purchase of high grade Sodium Chloride used for potable water during nitrate events; and, 

 

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Office advertised and solicited formal bids on May 16, 2022 and selected the overall lowest, responsive, responsible and best bidder; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Utilities, in order to maintain supply for use during nitrate events, it is necessary to authorize the Finance and Management Director to immediately enter into a Universal Term Contract for the option to purchase Sodium Chloride to ensure sufficient supply in case of nitrate events, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; now, therefore

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Finance and Management Director is hereby authorized to enter into the following contract for the option to purchase Sodium Chloride in accordance with Request for Quotation RFQ021588 for a term of approximately one year, expiring July 31, 2023, with the option to renew for one (1) additional year, as follows:

 

Cargill, Inc., All Items, $1.00

 

SECTION 2. That the expenditure of $1.00 is hereby authorized from General Budget Reservation BRPO002025 of this ordinance to pay the cost thereof.

 

SECTION 3.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 4.  That for the reason stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.