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File #: ID 20-0528    Version: 1 Name: Mass Spectrometer
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Title: Resolution Authorizing the Sole Source Purchase of Mass Spectrometer from PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc. in the Amount of $147,207.88 for the Townsend Water Treatment Plant
Indexes: All Districts, WR Contracts
Attachments: 1. Mass Spectrometer Purchase Request.pdf, 2. SoS_ PerkinElmer Health.pdf, 3. Approved CMO Waiver - Purchase of Mass Spec (WR).pdf, 4. 20-0528 RES Sole Source.pdf
Title
Resolution Authorizing the Sole Source Purchase of Mass Spectrometer from PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc. in the Amount of $147,207.88 for the Townsend Water Treatment Plant

Body
Council Priority: Maintain Infrastructure and Provide Sustainable Growth Opportunities

Department: Water Resources
Council District: 2

Public Hearing: N/A
Advertising Date/By: N/A

Contact 1 and Phone: Mike Borchers, 373-2494
Contact 2 and Phone: Kristine Williams, 373-2556

PURPOSE:
Water Resources requests approval to sole source the purchase of an ICP Mass Spectrometer for the Townsend Water Quality Laboratory from PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc. City Council approval is required to sole source a purchase under State Public Contracting Statute GS 143-129 (e)(6) which allows exceptions to the letting of public contracts for the purchase of apparatus, supplies, materials or equipment when standardization or compatibility is the overriding consideration. In this particular case, the sole source option was chosen because of the consistency in the method and reliability of results are of critical importance to the City, customers and regulatory agencies. PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc. has been successful in making this instrument for others in the industry.

BACKGROUND:
The existing Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma (ICP) instrument at the Townsend Water Quality Laboratory is used for regulatory analysis of metals for the Division's two NPDES permits as well as compliance monitoring for lead and copper in drinking water. The mass spec instrument is a critical part of maintaining required NC State Certification for Greensboro's Townsend drinking water laboratory, allowing sampling in-house rather than exporting to private labs. Consistency in method and reliability of results are of critical importance to the City of Greensboro, our customers, and with our regulatory agency, the NC Department of Environmental Quality.

The existing ICP Mass Spectrometer at the T...

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