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File #: 20-0055    Version: 1 Name: ER - Contract w/Independent Utility Supply for Mueller products
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/31/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action: 1/21/2020
Title: Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. ITB ER20-006 and award a contract to Independent Electric Supply, Inc., dba Independent Utility Supply, of Tracy, CA, for furnishing and delivering Mueller products, in an annual amount not to exceed $250,000, for a period of two years, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary amendments. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Energy Resources
Attachments: 1. 012120-C-8sr.pdf
Related files: 35479_000
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. ITB ER20-006 and award a contract to Independent Electric Supply, Inc., dba Independent Utility Supply, of Tracy, CA, for furnishing and delivering Mueller products, in an annual amount not to exceed $250,000, for a period of two years, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary amendments. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into a contract with Independent Utility Supply for furnishing and delivering Mueller products used by the Energy Resources Department (ER). These products are predominantly gas control fittings and equipment, which are specialized pipeline components used by ER to safely control the flow of natural gas to maintain the City’s natural gas distribution system. Mueller fittings are proprietary and are designed for use with other Mueller equipment currently utilized by ER. In addition, ER personnel have been exclusively trained to operate Mueller brand fittings and equipment. Purchasing products other than those manufactured by Mueller is not a cost-effective option for the City.

The bid was advertised in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on November 18, 2019, and 397 potential bidders specializing in Mueller products were notified of the bid opportunity. Of those bidders, 18 downloaded the bid via the City’s electronic bid system. The bid document was made available from the Purchasing Division, located on the sixth floor of City Hall, and the Division’s website at www.longbeach.gov/purchasing . A bid announcement was also included in the Purchasing Division’s weekly update of Open Bid Opportunities, which is sent to 28 local, minority-owned, and women-owned business groups. One bid was received on December 11, 2019. The one bidder was not a mino...

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