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File #: 15-15613    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/15/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 5/10/2021 Final action:
Title: Wastewater Bar Screen Assemblies
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Wastewater Bar Screen Assemblies




A.                     Approve the purchase of bar screen assemblies and related equipment, by the sole source exemption,


B.                     Approve a contract with Vulcan Industries, Inc. for the purchase of bar screen assemblies and related equipment for the term of five years, and


C.                     Authorize the City Manager to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Angela Charles, Charlotte Water

Ron Hargrove, Charlotte Water

Travis Hunnicutt, Charlotte Water


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 for compatibility.

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



§                     This contract will provide replacement assemblies and related equipment to repair bar screens needed to remove solid materials from influent flow at Charlotte Water wastewater treatment plants.

§                     The bar screens manufactured by Vulcan Industries, Inc. have been previously installed within wastewater treatment plants through competitively bid construction projects.  

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $80,000.


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: Charlotte Water Capital Investment Plan and Charlotte Water Operating Budget