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File #: 15-208    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/14/2015 Final action: 4/14/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A LINKING AGREEMENT WITH TRANS WEST ANALYTICAL SERVICES, LLC FOR LABORATORY SERVICES UTILIZING A MARICOPA COUNTY COOPERATIVE PURCHASING CONTRACT Staff Contact: Craig Johnson, P.E., Director, Water Services
Attachments: 1. TransWest Analytical Linking Agreement.pdf
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AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A LINKING AGREEMENT WITH TRANS WEST ANALYTICAL SERVICES, LLC FOR LABORATORY SERVICES UTILIZING A MARICOPA COUNTY COOPERATIVE PURCHASING CONTRACT
Staff Contact: Craig Johnson, P.E., Director, Water Services
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for City Council to authorize the City Manager to enter into a multi-year linking agreement with Trans West Analytical Services, LLC for laboratory services in an amount not to exceed $264,000 ($52,800 annually over the contract term of five years). This cooperative purchase is available through an agreement between Maricopa County and Trans West Analytical Services, LLC contract 13134-ITN, and is effective through April 30, 2017 with one three-year extension through April 30, 2020body
Background

The Water Services Department provides safe and reliable water and wastewater services for City of Glendale residents and businesses. The Water Services Pretreatment Program was developed in 1984 by mandate from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This program collects wastewater samples during announced and unannounced industrial wastewater sampling events of five major industries to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. The Water Services Department is also required to collect water samples from wet weather storm water events at several storm water discharge points in Glendale as required by the City of Glendale's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit.
Analysis

Cooperative purchasing allows counties, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities in Arizona to use a contract that was competitively procured by another governmental entity or purchasing cooperative. Such purchasing helps reduce the cost of procurement, allows access to a multitude of competitively bid contracts, and provides the opportunity to take advantage of volume pricing. The Glendale City Code authorizes cooperative p...

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