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File #: 15-14350    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/7/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 12/14/2020 Final action:
Title: Airport Custom Carpet
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Airport Custom Carpet




A.                     Approve the purchase of custom carpet, by the sole source exemption,


B.                     Approve a contract with Tarkett USA Inc. for the purchase of custom carpet for the term of five years, and


C.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for up to five, one-year terms with possible price adjustments and to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Haley Gentry, Aviation

Jack Christine, Aviation


Sole Source Exemption

§                     G.S. 143-129(e)(6) provides that formal bidding requirements do not apply when:

-                     Performance or price competition are not available;

-                     A needed product is available from only one source or supply; or

-                     Standardization or compatibility is the overriding consideration.

§                     Sole sourcing is necessary for this contract because there is only one supply source.

§                     City Council approval is required for any purchases made under the sole source exception.



§                     The airport terminal currently has custom carpet installed throughout public areas. Carpet in high travel areas of the terminal typically needs replacement every three years.

§                     The requested carpet is a custom color and design specific to the airport. Tarkett USA Inc. is the only vendor that can provide matching carpet.    

§                     This contract will provide the custom carpet which will be used as needed for replacement throughout the airport terminal. 

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $75,000.

§                     This activity is occurring on airport property located in Council District 3.


Charlotte Business INClusion

This is a sole source contract and is exempt (Part A: Appendix 1.27 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy).


Fiscal Note

Funding:  Aviation Operating Budget