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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2000-133 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, RATIFYING EMERGENCY PURCHASE ORDER #25391 ISSUED <br />BY THE CITY MANAGER TO NATIONAL PIPE AND PILING, <br />INCORPORATED TO SUPPLY PILING FOR THE SMALL BOAT HARBOR <br />REPAIR AND RENOVATION CAPITAL PROJECT FOR AN AMOUNT <br />NOT TO EXCEED $396,704.00 <br /> <br />WHEREAS, as a result of continued periodic inquiries to determine material availability and <br />related issues, an issue involving timely production and delivery of steel piling supply was <br />identified; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Harbormaster, through the City Manager, has recommended alternate <br />procurement procedures to best serve the needs of the City by making direct supplier contacts to <br />investigate prices, specifications for available product, and delivery date assurances from known <br />product producers; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, straight seam ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) pipe in the 16" size and wall <br />thickness is manufactured by a limited number of producers and these producers are not intending to <br />produce this size pipe until March, 2001 at the earliest; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, offshore producers of steel pipe, such as Pusan in Korea, do not appear to be an <br />option owing to the relatively short lead time available and pipe ordered today would not arrive on <br />the West Coast until March 2001; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, existing stocks of 16" piling may be available but not from a single source, the <br />supply is not guaranteed and if available, the cost of collecting, shipping and extensive cutting and <br />welding required makes this cost prohibitive; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, virtually the only known source of supply for 16" pipe that can be produced in <br />time for to meet the construction and permitting schedule is to purchase the product through National <br />Pipe and Piling, Incorporated to be milled at Paragon Industries, Incorporated ("Paragon") in <br />Oklahoma; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Paragon's production schedule for 16" pipe is the week of November 13,2000 <br />and they require an immediate commitment so that the steel stock may be ordered for the production <br />run; and <br />