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File #: 15-20321    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/3/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 6/12/2023 Final action: 6/12/2023
Title: Wastewater Treatment Polymers


Wastewater Treatment Polymers




A.                     Approve unit price contracts for the purchase of polymers for a term through August 31, 2024 to the following:

                     Polydyne Inc.,

                     Solenis LLC, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contracts for up to five, 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

Ron Hargrove, Charlotte Water

Joseph Lockler, Charlotte Water



§                     These contracts will provide polymers which remove solids from liquids during the treatment process at Charlotte Water’s five wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).

§                     On January 26, 2023, the city issued an Invitation to Bid; two bids were received.

§                     Polydyne Inc. and Solenis LLC were selected as the lowest responsive, responsible bidders, per WWTP and polymer type.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $2,800,000.


Charlotte Business INClusion

Per Charlotte Business INClusion Policy: Part B: Section 2.3, 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