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2014 04 14 Consent 308 Chlorine Equipment PurchaseCOMMISSION AGENDA ITEM 308 REQUEST: Informational Consent X Public Hearings Regular April 14, 2014 KS KL Regular Meeting City Manager Department The Utility /Public Works Department requesting authorization to purchase from Odyssey Manufacturing Co. the equipment and materials needed to convert Water Treatment Plant 41 from gas chlorine to liquid chlorine at a cost of $59,088. SYNOPSIS: The Utility department has three water plants, two wastewater plants and one reclaimed water augmentation facility that each use chlorine for disinfection as part of the treatment process. Water Treatment Plant 41 on Northern Way is the only remaining facility which still utilizes gas chlorine versus liquid chlorine and this approval is need to implement the conversion process to liquid chlorine. CONSIDERATIONS: Converting to liquid chlorine with the associated piping modifications is anticipated to provide a more consistent chlorine residual in the potable water distribution system and reduce complaints related to high chlorine odors. Another key benefit of eliminating gas chlorine is the removal of the hazards gas chlorine poses both to the water plant operators when changing the one ton cylinders and to the surrounding neighborhoods should a high pressure gas chlorine cylinder leak. The required permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been received for this project. The equipment requested includes; two 2,500 gallon double walled plastic tanks, two triplex pump skids including valves, gauges, and strainers, and six chemical feed pumps. Quotes were solicited for this equipment from three vendors below. Consent 308 PAGE 1 OF 2 - April 14, 2014 Bidder Amount Odyssey Manufacturing Co. $59,088.00 Blue Planet $63,621.00 Dumont Company $76,350.00 All prices include installation of the equipment. Staff has reviewed the bids and is recommending award of the contract to the low bidder, Odyssey Manufacturing at the low bid amount of $59,088.00 payable from the Utility Enterprise Fund. Work should be completed within 60 days of approval. FISCAL IMPACT: The cost for the equipment and materials from Odyssey Manufacturing Co. is $59,088.00 payable from the Utility Enterprise Fund Capital projects line code. Other miscellaneous expenses for work performed by City forces such as a concrete slab, taps and piping will bring the estimated total project cost to $70,000. Conversion to liquid chlorine will increase operational costs for future chlorine purchases by approximately $14,000 per year. COMMUNICATION EFFORTS: This Agenda Item has been electronically forwarded to the Mayor and City Commission, City Manager, City Attorney /Staff, and is available on the City's Website, LaserFiche, and the City's Server. Additionally, portions of this Agenda Item are typed verbatim on the respective Meeting Agenda which has also been electronically forwarded to the individuals noted above, and which is also available on the City's Website, LaserFiche, and the City's Server; has been sent to applicable City Staff, Media/Press Representatives who have requested Agendas /Agenda Item information, Homeowner's Associations /Representatives on file with the City, and all individuals who have requested such information. This information has also been posted outside City Hall, posted inside City Hall with additional copies available for the General Public, and posted at five (5) different locations around the City. Furthermore, this information is also available to any individual requestors. City Staff is always willing to discuss this Agenda Item or any Agenda Item with any interested individuals. RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the City Commission approve the purchase from Odyssey Manufacturing Co. the equipment and materials needed to initiate the conversion of Water Treatment Plant 41 from gas chlorine to liquid chlorine at a cost of $59,088. ATTACHMENTS: None Consent 308 PAGE 2 OF 2 - April 14, 2014