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File #: 20-0616   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/30/2020
Title: Authorize the Issuance of Two Blanket Purchase Orders to Univar Solutions USA for Purchase of Chemicals at the Water Pollution Control Plant (F20-176 & F20-177)
Attachments: 1. Draft Purchase Order for Purchase of Sodium Bisulfite, 2. Draft Purchase Order for Purchase of Sodium Hypochlorite
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Authorize the Issuance of Two Blanket Purchase Orders to Univar Solutions USA for Purchase of Chemicals at the Water Pollution Control Plant (F20-176 & F20-177)

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Approval is requested to authorize the issuance of two blanket purchase orders in an amount not to exceed $180,000 for Sodium Hypochlorite and $160,000 for Sodium Bisulfite with Univar Solutions USA, Inc. of Kent, Washington, for chemicals used at the Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Plant (Plant) for wastewater treatment for a one-year period. Approval is also requested to authorize the City Manager to amend the purchase orders during the one-year period, subject to available budget and if pricing and service remain acceptable to the City.

EXISTING POLICY
Section 2.08.070(b)(3) authorizes the purchase of goods and/or services to be exempted from the competitive bidding requirements when the solicitations of bids or proposals would be impractical, unavailing or impossible.

Additionally, City Council approval is required for the procurement of goods and/or services exceeding $100,000 in any one transaction.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a) as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
The Plant regularly uses Sodium Hypochlorite for disinfection and Sodium Bisulfite for the dichlorination wastewater treatment processes. Sodium Hypochlorite (liquid), or strong bleach, is used to drastically reduce the number of pathogens that are in the wastewater. Sodium Bisulfite (liquid) is used for removing chlorine (dechlorinate) from treated wastewater prior to discharge into the Plant's receiving waters. Chlorine is highly toxic to aquatic organisms a...

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