Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 1:30 p.m - December 11, 2012
December 11, 2012 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Invitation For Bid (IFB#12-2846BS) Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Bonnie Sietman, Senior Buyer, FMD, Purchasing Division, x3046

Bruce MacLeod, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent, Utilities, x5005

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB #12-2846BS, Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals on an as required basis to the lowest, responsive and responsible multiple bidders as follows: 

Airgas Carbonic, Carbon Dioxide @ $169.50/ton

Airgas Speciality,  Anhydrous Ammonia @ $1,350/ton

Allied Universal,  Sodium Hypochlorite (liquid) @ $0.524/gallon

Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Quickline @ $214.33/ton

Chemrite,  Calcium Hypochlorite  @ $2,199.00/ton

Chemrite,  Copper Sulfate, $1.69/pound

Kemira Water Solutions,  Coagulant Aid (surface) @ $1.93/pound

Kemira Water Solutions, Coagulant Aid (ground) @ $1.86/pound

Morgan & Associates, Sodium Percarbonate Algeacide @ $0.87/pound

Mosaic Crop Nutrition, Hydrosluorosilicic Acid @ $554.00/ton

Norit Americas,  Powder Activated Carbon @ $1,464.84/ton

Sterling Water,  Zinc Metaphosphate @ $0.938/pound

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Law

Background Discussion

This procurement is for the supply and delivery of bulk chemicals for the treatment of potable water and wastewater.   The intent of this Invitation For Bid (IFB) is to etablish multiple sources for the supply and delivery of bulk chemicals on an annual, as required basis in order to place orders for products at the time needed.

On August 10, 2012  thru November 13, 2012 appropriate bid procedures were followed.  The County issued Invitation For Bid #12-2846BS, Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals via Onvia Demand Star and MyManatee.org.  Twenty four (24) bids and five (5) no bids were received.  There are no known chemical manufacturers, suppliers, or distributors with offices in Manatee County that can supply the specific chemicals used in the treatment of the County's potable water and wastewater. 

Award is made on per item basis to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder(s) meeting specificatons for each item as listed on the Bid Form. 

The term of the contracts are for a one (1) year period with two (2) twelve (12) month renewal provisions at the same prices, terms and conditions of the orginial agreement for a total contract duration of thirty six (36) months.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Annual expenditure of approximately $3,213,959.60, 401-0009400-552000, Water/Sewer Operating Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
As required

Attachment:  IFB 12-2846BS Water Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Tab .pdf
Attachment:  IFB 12-2846BS Chemical Bid Dept Recommendation.pdf