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File #: 15-19331    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/7/2022 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 1/23/2023 Final action: 1/23/2023
Title: Specialized Water Testing Services


Specialized Water Testing Services




A.                     Approve unit price contracts with the following companies for specialized water testing services for an initial term of two years:

-                     The GEL Group, Inc. dba GEL Laboratories, LLC,

-                     Pace Analytical Services, LLC, and

-                     Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. dba Enthalpy Analytical LLC, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contracts for up to three, one-year terms with possible price adjustments and to amend the contracts consistent with the purpose for which the contracts were approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Angela Charles, Charlotte Water

Shawn Coffman, Charlotte Water

Gina Kimble, Charlotte Water



§                     The Environmental Protection Agency and North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality have issued guidance stating their intention to regulate Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances. This guidance would affect Charlotte Water and these companies are being contracted with to meet this new requirement.

§                     On November 15, 2022, the city issued a Request for Proposals (RFP); five responses were received.

§                     The companies selected best meet the city’s needs in terms of qualifications, experience, cost, and responsiveness to RFP requirements.

§                     Annual aggregate expenditures are estimated to be $1,000,000.


Charlotte Business INClusion

Per Charlotte Business INClusion Policy: Part C: Section 2.1(a) The city shall not establish Subcontracting Goals for Contracts where: (a) there are not subcontracting opportunities identified for the Contract; or (b) there are no SBEs or MBEs certified to perform the scope of work that the city regards as realistic opportunities for subcontracting.


This contract meets the provisions of (a) - No subcontracting opportunities.


Fiscal Note

Funding: Charlotte Water Operating Budget