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City of Independence

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Change Order No. 1, in the amount of $83,661.41, was issued to GE International for additional generator repairs. The original purchase order (146723) was issued in the amount of $37,034.00. The new purchase order total is $120,695.41.

Staff is providing notification to the City Council of this change order.

On Jan. 1, 2018, H-6 combustion turbine failed to start. On Jan. 2, 2018, J-2 combustion turbine failed to start. Both situations were caused by breaker failures due to inclement weather. The generators were put into forced outage. IPL contracted with GE, the O.E.M., to inspect and test both generators. GE provided an initial estimate of $37,034 and PO 146723 was generated.

After the initial examination, GE generator specialists determined that a complete inspection of the generators was needed. Both generators were opened at each end using the GE staff, tooling, and lifting equipment that were onsite for H-5 major inspection, which prevented multiple mobilization costs. Testing and inspection required emergent work of dismantling the generator to access and completely isolate all generator leads and brush rigging.

After extensive testing and inspections, H-6 has returned to service. Test results on J-2 determined that the generator leads and connections were unserviceable. The additional time and man power required increased the project cost by $83,661.41 for a total cost of $120,695.41.

Fiscal Impact:

Req. No.: 69405 CR
Acct. No.: 6140.5212.55310047 & 6140.5212.55310043
CR Amount: $83,661.41
New PO Total: $120,695.41

Department:          Power & LightContact Person:          Andrew Boatright

Purchasing Division (Finance Department)Approved
Power and Light DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted