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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Ditch Witch Sales Inc, in the amount of  $80,490.45 for a Vacuum Excavator for the Water Department. 

Council action to issue a purchase order.


The Water Department is in need of a new Ditch Witch HX50 Model vacuum excavator to perform maintenance required for the continued operations of the Courtney Bend Water Plant. This equipment will be an addition to the Water Department Fleet and will not be replacing any existing equipment.


This unit will be purchased from Ditch Witch Sales Inc, who has a contract through the National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) cooperative organization. The contract number is 012418-CMW.  The contract through NJPA was competitively bid, which complies with City Code.


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: 20192145


Water Department Operating Budget                                            


Department:          Water DepartmentContact Person:          Dan Montgomery

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

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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