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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 2000-018 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE <br />ORDER TO WESCO DISTRIBUTION, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF <br />$24,197.00 FOR A 2500 KVA 3PH., PAD-MOUNT, STAINLESS STEEL, <br />7.2/12.47 KV-4801277V, TRANSFORMER <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward Fisheries is doing a major electrical upgrade to their Seward processing <br />facility; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, as part ofthe upgrade the City of Seward needs to purchase and install a 2500 <br />kV A transformer at the processing facility; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the time-frame for installation ofthis new transformer is dependent upon the <br />start of the canning season on July 1, 2000; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Wesco Distribution, Inc. has agreed to deliver the transformer within the <br />required time for a price not-to-exceed $24,197; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to waive the normal bidding process per City Code <br />Section 6.10.115, and particularly Section 6.10.130, with the City Council making the following <br />findings: <br /> <br />(1) it is in the best interest of the City to issue the purchase order because there are a <br />limited number of manufacturers oftransformers meeting the City's specifications <br />who can also meet the City's time constraints for delivery and installation; <br /> <br />(2) several potential suppliers were contacted and the City has solicited telephone and <br />written price quotations from several manufacturers who can meet the City's <br />technical specifications and delivery requirements; <br /> <br />(3) the price ofthe lowest quote received appears reasonable given the specifications and <br />promised delivery date; <br /> <br />(4) there is insufficient time to complete a lengthy bid process and obtaining a <br />significantly lower price is unlikely given the lead time and the specifications <br />required; <br /> <br />(5) <br /> <br />sufficient measures have been taken to protect the public interest by ensuring that the <br />City is receiving a reasonable price and will receive a product meeting the City's <br />specifications within the necessary time constraints; <br />