Boiler inspections are performed periodically to assess the condition of the boiler tubes and drums. Identification and repair of problem areas are essential to increase unit availability and reduce ongoing maintenance. Data obtained during the inspection will be used to determine thinning rates, identify areas of corrosion, and provide a benchmark for future inspections. The boiler inspection contractor will provide all necessary equipment, materials, and surface cleaning to complete non-destructive testing of the boilers for the Power & Light Department.
The City issued an Invitation to Bid for Blue Valley Boiler NDE on February 10, 2017. TesTex was the only company to respond to the solicitation. TesTex provided a complete bid with no exceptions. Other potential bidders indicated they were not experienced with non-destructive examination of steam boilers used in the power industry and chose not to submit a bid. TesTex has provided this specialized service for IPL in the past with successful results. The bid tabulation is included.
Approval authorizes the Purchasing Manager to issue change orders up to a total of ten (10) percent of the original amount, providing that appropriations are available.
The Invitation to Bid was posted as follows.
1. Posted on the City website and Public Purchase.
2. Public Purchase, the City’s Internet-based, e-procurement system, notified 75 potential providers of this service; 33 accessed the bid documents.