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File #: 21-124    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action:
Title: APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,000 WITH AIRGAS USA, LLC FOR LIQUID CARBON DIOXIDE FOR THE UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
Sponsors: Utilities Department, Purchasing Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Airgas_BidWaiverMemo_Revised additional spend.pdf
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TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Hassan Hadjimiry, P.E., Utilities Director
THROUGH: Jennifer Alvarez, Interim City Manager
DATE: February 9, 2021

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APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,000 WITH AIRGAS USA, LLC FOR LIQUID CARBON DIOXIDE FOR THE UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

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Recommended Action:
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Motion to approve expenditures in the amount of $36,000 with Airgas USA, LLC for liquid carbon dioxide for the Utilities Department.

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Background:
The City of Delray Beach (City) Water Treatment uses liquid carbon dioxide, a critical gas in the operation of its water treatment process. On October 7, 2019, the City of Pompano as lead agency through the Southeast Florida Governmental Purchasing Cooperative Group (SEFLGPCG) Bid T-36-19 established an annual contract for the purchase of liquid carbon dioxide. Airgas USA, LLC was awarded the lowest responsive bidder. The City has been utilizing this contract since initiation. On October 8, 2020, the City was informed that Airgas USA, LLC has pulled out of the contract due to current market conditions and could no longer honor the agreed pricing within the said agreement.

This was an unforeseen situation where market conditions forced the current vendor to pull out of municipal arena. As such on October 19, 2020 the Utilities received authorization under a Bid Waiver Acquisition Approval Memo from Purchasing and Interim City Manager for $64,000.00. This stop gap measure was a temporary solution until other viable contract options could be reached. The Purchasing Department is currently seeking to procure our own solicitation. Until finalized the Utilities Water Treatment & Storage Division is requesting an additional $36,000 under revised Bid Waiver Acquisition approval (Exhibit A), for a new total of $100,000 until a formal solicitation is finalized.

This motion is in accordance with the City Code of Ordinances, Section 36.02 Commission Approval Required and the City’s Purchasing Poli...

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