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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Crawford Murphy & Tilly Inc, in the amount of $145,990.00 for engineering services to design the Truman Road booster station for the Water Department. 

Council action to issue a purchase order.


This project involves the upgrading of the Water Department’s Truman Road Booster Station. This booster station, which was originally constructed in 1954, provides one of several emergency interconnects to Kansas City Water for the purpose of providing water to our system in emergency situations.  The station is in need of several upgrades, including the pumps, piping, enclosure and controls to ensure that it will be available to provide the necessary water in case of such an emergency.


Missouri State Statute 8.285, et. seq,, requires selection of architects, engineers, and land surveyors to be made through the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to prequalify providers of these services.  The Procurement Division issues a Request for Qualifications annually and has established a prequalified list of providers. 


Proposals for engineering design services for this project were solicited from the two providers that were most qualified: Crawford, Murphy, & Tilly, Inc. and Black & Veatch, Inc.  Black & Veatch declined to provide a proposal.  A proposal and price were negotiated with Crawford, Murphy, & Tilly, Inc.  Based on the negotiated proposal, price, and experience with similar projects, staff recommends award to Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. in the amount of $145,990.00.   


Approval of this item authorizes the Procurement Manager to issue change orders up to a total of ten (10) percent of the original authorized amount for each order, providing appropriations are available. 

Fiscal Impact:

Req No: 69709  OR

Acct. No: 70401506-5406-8000 

Fund: Water

Amount: $145,990.00

Department:          Water DepartmentContact Person:          Dan Montgomery

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

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

Contract - A & E Services for Truman Rd Booster Station ImprovementsContract
Map of Truman Road Booster StationExhibit