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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 2001-055 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PURCHASE 100 <br />POWER POLES OF VARIOUS LENGTHS AND CLASSES FROM WEST- <br />ERN STATES ELECTRIC, FOB SEWARD, FOR A PRICE NOT-TO- <br />EXCEED $47,915.00 <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward Electric Department needs replacement poles for the <br />Electric Utility; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward Electric Department only orders poles in a quantity <br />sufficient to fill at least one railroad car; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, there are a limited number of suppliers and each of them have been given an <br />opportunity to quote this order; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, bidding the order would only add time and expense without obtaining a better <br />price; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, there are no Seward suppliers as such; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, poles have been obtained through quotes for many years with no problems or <br />objections from the suppliers; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, this method of obtaining quotes is standard practice in the industry; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward has issued a request for quotes for 100 poles of various <br />lengths and classes; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Western States Electric was one of four responders for quotes for these poles <br />and was the low quote at $47,915.00 for the poles FOB Seward; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, City Council has determined that competitive bid proposals are not in the <br />public interest in accordance with Section 6.10.130 of the City Code. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section L The City Manager is authorized to purchase 100 poles of various lengths and <br />classes from Western States Electric for a price not-to-exceed $47,915.00. <br /> <br />Section 2. There is sufficient funding in Account 501-5300-5930 to cover this purchase. <br />