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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to ClearSpan, in the amount of  $79,204.00 for a Salt Dome for the Public Works Department. 

Council action to issue a purchase order.


The Public Works Department wishes to purchase a Clearspan cloth building to house more salt storage. This will eliminate the need for purchasing a conveyor, which is only utilized about one week a year, and the maintenance of it over the years to keep it operational for that one week. It will allow for more storage to ensure the department is stocked to cover the winter months. The current dome will not allow for ample storage. This will make loading trucks and offloading much more efficient as well. The current rusted out conveyor will be sent to auction/scrap surplus.

The Salt Dome will be purchased from ClearSpan Salt Dome, who has a contract through the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) national cooperative contract. The contract number is 030117-CSS.

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:

Street Sales Tax funds previously appropriated in the budget will be used for this purchase.

Department:          Public Works DepartmentContact Person:          Tim Gramling

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

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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