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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Blue Nile Contractors, in the amount of $97,376.00 for corrugated metal pipe repairs for the Water Pollution Control Department.


Council action to issue a purchase order.


Two sections of corrugated pipe have been identified by the Water Pollution Control Department for repairs.


The first section, located at Partridge Avenue between South Pearl Street and South Hummel Drive is approximately 152 feet in length and requires repairs to the flow line and a separated joint. The pipe is 36 inches in diameter. The flow line has small pinholes that are becoming larger over time.  The pipe has a separated joint that is causing a sink hole near the end of a neighborhood lake.  Digging up and replacing the pipe is not really a viable option because one end of the pipe extends out under the lake.


The second section, located at Truman and Noland Road, is approximately 206 feet in length and runs along the north side of the Police Department building on Truman Road. This pipe, also 36 inches in diameter, has significant deterioration of the flow line and has a separated and dropped joint that is causing sink holes under the side walk.  The area is heavily congested with other utilities and other improvements making it difficult and potentially costly to dig. 


The best solution make repairs to both damaged sections is using a method called corrugated metal pipe using ultraviolet (UV)-cured spirally wound glass fiber-reinforced cured in place pipe (GFRCIPP). The Procurement Division issued an Invitation to Bid (ITB) on April 13, 2018.  The ITB was published on the City’s website through Public Purchase, the City’s e-bidding provider, with notification to 85 potential bidders; 13 accessed the ITB.


Blue Nile Contractors submitted the only bid, which met the minimum requirements of the ITB. Blue Nile Contractors is an experienced contractor for the City.


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: 69484  OR

Acct. No: 70130508-5406-9000

Fund: Water Pollution Control

Amount:  $97,376.00

Department:          Water Pollution ControlContact Person:          Lisa Phelps

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

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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