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File #: 15-14007    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/13/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Furniture, Installation, and Related Services
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Furniture, Installation, and Related Services

A. Approve the purchase of furniture, installation, and related services from a cooperative contract,

A. Approve a unit price contract with Universal Equipment Company for the purchase of furniture, installation, and related services for a term of three years under Omnia Partners Public Sector Contract Number R191805, May 1, 2020, and

B. Authorize the City Manager to extend the contract for additional terms as long as the cooperative contract is in effect, at prices and terms that are the same or more favorable than those offered under the cooperative contract.

Staff Resource(s):
Phil Reiger, General Services
David Wolfe, General Services
William Haas, General Services

* The city is responsible for the operations and maintenance of municipal and cultural facilities, including seating in theaters and other performance spaces.
* Universal Equipment Company provides seating across the portfolio of city facilities.
* Universal Equipment Company is an authorized distributor for Irwin Seating Company. Irwin Seating Company was awarded a contract by Omnia Partners Public Sector which offers competitively-obtained contracts to public agencies nationwide.
* Universal Equipment Company is willing to provide to the city the products at the same or better terms as the terms provided under the Omnia Partners Public Sector contract.
* G.S. 143-129(e)(3) allows local governments to purchase from formally organized cooperative purchasing contracts.
* A cooperative purchasing agreement results from the consolidation and competitive solicitation of multiple public agency requirements. By aggregating common needs all agencies are able to leverage economies of scale, such as volume discounts, improved terms and conditions, reduced administrative costs, and access to professional and technical expertise.
* Annual expenditures are estimated to be $200,000.

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