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File #: 2019-724    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2019 In control: OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
On agenda: 12/4/2019 Final action: 12/4/2019
Title: PROTEIN MATRIX DEMONSTRATION STUDY AT PLANT NO. 1, PROJECT NO. RE18-02
Sponsors: Kathy Millea
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report
Related files: 2019-820
FROM: James D. Herberg, General Manager
Originator: Kathy Millea, Director of Engineering

SUBJECT:

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PROTEIN MATRIX DEMONSTRATION STUDY AT PLANT NO. 1, PROJECT NO. RE18-02
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GENERAL MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATION

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RECOMMENDATION: Recommend to the Board of Directors to:

A. Ratify the prior Sole Source Purchases to Protein Matrix LLC for the procurement of Protein Matrix Compound PM-4 for Protein Matrix Demonstration Study at Plant No. 1, Project No. RE 18-02, for a total amount of $148,500; and

B. Approve a Sole Source Purchase Order to Protein Matrix LLC for the procurement of Protein Matrix Compound PM-4 for Protein Matrix Demonstration Study at Plant No. 1, Project No. RE18-02, for a total amount not to exceed $150,000.
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BACKGROUND

The Board-approved budget for the capital improvement program includes a master budget for the Research Program, Project No. M-RESEARCH. Research projects are used to demonstrate technologies, equipment, configurations, and control strategies to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, improve safety, or fill important information gaps. The results support operations and maintenance and provide information needed for future planning and design work.

Two deliveries of the product have been sole source purchased to date as reported to the Board of Directors in November 2019, Agenda Item No. 15, General Manager Approved Purchases. In July 2019, $74,250 in Protein Matrix Compound PM-4 was purchased. In September 2019, an additional $74,250 of the same chemical was purchased to continue testing. Since the two prior purchases total more than the General Manager's purchasing authority of $100,000, staff is seeking Board ratification of $148,500 in addition to the proposed $150,000 purchase.

RELEVANT STANDARDS

* 24/7/365 treatment plant reliability
* Comply with OCSD Policy - Purchasing Ordinance No. OCSD-52, Section 1.07.A Sole Source Procurement


PROBLEM

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