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City of Independence

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Council action is recommended to enter into a price agreement (146-18) with Mississippi Lime Company for Rotary Kiln Lime for the Water Department for the period of April 17, 2018, through March 31, 2019. At the sole option of the City, the agreement may be renewed for two, one-year periods. Expenditures will not exceed budgeted amounts.

Council action is recommended to enter into a price agreement.

Rotary kiln lime is used to soften water. Hard water requires more soap and synthetic detergents for home laundry and washing, and it contributes to scaling in pipes, appliances, and industrial equipment.


The Procurement Division issued an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for rotary kiln lime on March 12, 2018. The ITB was published on the City's website through Public Purchase, the City's e-bidding provider, which notified 42 potential bidders; 25 accessed the ITB.


Two (2) bids were received: Lhoist North America and Mississippi Lime Company.  Mississippi Lime Company submitted the lowest bid, met the minimum requirements of the ITB, and was the only bidder to respond with pricing for all three required years.  Mississippi Lime is the current contractor.  The Water Department has been satisfied with their service and quality of product.


Price agreements establish set prices that remain in effect for a designated period of time. This allows City departments to use the agreements in the performance of their operations without requiring a bid process each time a service or commodity is required.

Department:          FinanceContact Person:          Russell Pankey

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

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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