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Sponsored by: Oates <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2009-069 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A <br />PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH GENERAL SWITCHGEAR INC. FOR <br />THE PURCHASE OF SWITCHGEAR TO BE USED IN THE FORT <br />RAYMOND SUBSTATION -GENERATION ADDITION PROJECT FOR A <br />TOTAL AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $213,074.00 AND APPROPRIATING <br />FUNDS <br />WHEREAS, the City Council approved Resolution 2008-136, authorizing the City Manager <br />to enter into adesign/build contract with Unit Company for design and construction of the Fort <br />Raymond Substation -Generation Addition project; and <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to the design/build contract, the switchgear specifications were part of <br />the scope of the project, but were not required to be manufactured as part of the project; and <br />WHEREAS, new generators will be installed this fall pursuant to the design/build contract <br />and will not function without switchgear, and more specifically three switchgear cabinets; and <br />WHEREAS, ifthe switchgear is not designed, constructed and delivered in conjunction with <br />the installation of the new generators, the completion of the design/build contract will be delayed, <br />thereby increasing the cost of the project; and <br />WHEREAS, there is no time for the City's standard competitive bid procedure for the <br />purchase of the switchgear due to the necessity of ensuring that construction and delivery of the <br />switchgear coincides with the delivery of the new generators; and <br />WHEREAS, Unit Company, through its engineering subcontractor, obtained expeditedbids <br />for construction and delivery of the switchgear pursuant to the specifications created under the <br />design/build contract and the lowest bid that ensured timely delivery of switchgear and complied <br />with the quality of product required by the specifications was made by General switchgear Inc.; and <br />