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City of Independence

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Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Midwest Vac Products, in the amount of  $304,703.31 for a new closed circuit television truck for the Water Pollution Control Department. 


Council action to issue a purchase order.


Water Pollution Control uses closed circuit television (CCTV) technology to inspect and record video of the 3.2 million feet of pipe in the sanitary and storm collection systems.  This is used daily to investigate backups, prioritize repairs, and gather information concerning capital improvement projects.


Currently, four employees operate two CCTV trucks for the City.  Funding was approved in the fiscal year 2018-19 budget to add one additional two-man crew, and this new TV truck (also approved in the FY 2018-19 budget) will provide the necessary equipment for that crew to function.  This truck includes an on-board Panoramo 2 camera system that operates three times faster than our current cameras, providing greater efficiency for these operations.


With this additional TV truck, WPC will respond to incidents faster and initiate corrective action sooner, meeting the Independence for All goals of being customer-focused through improved customer service, and achieving livability, health, and safety through improved public infrastructure.  


This unit will be purchased from Midwest Vac Products, through a cooperative contract established by the Sourcewell national cooperative organization, formerly National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA). The contract number is 122017-RVL.


Per section 8.06.004, Paragraph 4 of the City Code states competitive bidding is not required when purchases are made through a cooperative contract established by a government purchasing entity or cooperative. The cooperative bids used will have been established pursuant to RSMo. 70.220 or generally accepted governmental purchasing practices through the competitive bidding process.

Fiscal Impact:

Req No: 20191021

Amount: $304,703.31

Fund: Water Pollution Control Mobile Equipment Fund

Department:          Water Pollution Control DepartmentContact Person:          Lisa Phelps

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

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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