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File #: 21-1786    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Approved
File created: 9/12/2021 In control: Office of Procurement Services
On agenda: 10/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Authorize a three-year master agreement for the purchase of liquid dipotassium orthophosphate solution for the Water Utilities Department - Carus LLC, lowest responsible bidder of three - Estimated amount of $9,451,680 - Financing: Dallas Water Utilities Fund
Indexes: 200, 6
Attachments: 1. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Government Performance and Financial Management
AGENDA DATE: October 13, 2021
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): 6, Outside City Limits
DEPARTMENT: Office of Procurement Services
EXECUTIVE: Elizabeth Reich
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Authorize a three-year master agreement for the purchase of liquid dipotassium orthophosphate solution for the Water Utilities Department - Carus LLC, lowest responsible bidder of three - Estimated amount of $9,451,680 - Financing: Dallas Water Utilities Fund

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BACKGROUND

This action does not encumber funds; the purpose of a master agreement is to establish firm pricing for goods, for a specific term, which are ordered on an as needed basis according to annual budgetary appropriations. The estimated amount is intended as guidance rather than a cap on spending under the agreement, so that actual need combined with the amount budgeted will determine the amount spent under this agreement.

This master agreement will provide for the purchase of liquid dipotassium orthophosphate solution that will be utilized by Water Utilities Department. Dipotassium orthophosphate is a National Sanitation Foundation certified chemical used for corrosion control in potable water systems. The Water Utilities Department uses the chemical to reduce the effects of corrosion and maintenance on the water system infrastructure. The Water Utilities Department has been using this corrosion inhibitor at all three water treatment plants since 2010.

As part of the solicitation process and in an effort to increase competition, the Office of Procurement Services used its procurement system to send out email notifications to vendors registered under relevant commodity codes. To further increase competition, the Office of Procurement Services uses historical solicitation information, the Internet, and vendor contact information obtained from user departments to contact additional vendors.

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