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File #: O-494-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: Public Utilities Department
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with Sal Chemical for the emergency purchase of sodium fluorosilicate for the treatment of water; waiving the competitive procurement requirements of Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 187; authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $22,000 from the Water Operating Fund; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Bullet Points, 2. Audio: Agenda Review 9/21/2021, 3. Audio: City Council 9/28/2021
Label
DPU092821SODIUMFLUOROSILICATE
Water Treatment
Andrew McClure (x3058)
Revised

Title
Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with Sal Chemical for the emergency purchase of sodium fluorosilicate for the treatment of water; waiving the competitive procurement requirements of Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 187; authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $22,000 from the Water Operating Fund; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The treatment of drinking water requires the use of many chemicals, some at large feed rates, to process and remove pollutants to meet regulatory requirements. One of those chemicals is sodium fluorosilicate (fluoride). Failure to maintain fluoride standards range of 0.7- 1.3 mg/l of fluoride for 4 days with in a month will result in a Notice of Violation from OEPA and a Tier 3 Public Notification. Our current contract expired and it was again advertised for bid. There was only one bidder and the company was non-conforming and we had no previous experience with them. Sal Chemical could not bid due to the instability of the overseas market, but offered competitive prices for drop shipments. Sufficient funds are available within the Water Operating Fund to pay for this emergency purchase.

The fiscal impact of this ordinance is as follows:
- The amount of funds requested: n/a
- The expenditure budget line items: 6060-32000-4000500STDSTD
- New revenue generated (operational revenue, grants, if any): none
- Revenue budget line item (if any): none
- Are funds budgeted in the current fiscal year (yes/no)?: yes
- Is this a capital project (yes/no)? no
- If yes, is it new or existing (new/existing)?
- What section of the City's Strategic Plan does this support:
o Excellence in Basic Services (yes/no) no
o Quality Community Investment (Livable City, Development) (yes/no) no
o Workplace Culture & Customer Service (yes/no) no
o Environment (yes/no) yes

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by...

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