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File #: 2018-579    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 3/28/2018 Final action: 3/28/2018
Title: RFB 1118 Ferric Chloride - Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.
Sponsors: Suzanne Coffey (WRRF)
Indexes: Wastewater Operations
Attachments: 1. Ferric Chloride Market Analysis_28March18 MK JG FINAL March 9, 2. Ferric Chloride No Response Follow Up_28March18 MK JG FINAL March 9, 3. Ferric Chloride Procurement Checklist_28March18 MK JG FINAL March 9
RFB 1118 Ferric Chloride - Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.

Agenda of: March 28, 2018
Item No.: 2018-579
Amount: $13,772,500.00

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Sue F. McCormick
Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: March 9, 2018

RE: RFB 1118 Ferric Chloride - Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.


Upon recommendation of Suzanne Coffey, Chief Planning Officer, Interim Chief Operating Officer -- Wastewater, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) authorizes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to enter into an Agreement for Ferric Chloride with Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. at a cost not to exceed $8,263,500.00 for three years with two one-year renewal options at $2,754,500.00 per year for a total of $13,772,500.00 and authorizes the Chief Executive Officer to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.

GLWA utilizes liquid ferric chloride in the chemical treatment of wastewater at the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). Ferric chloride is an essential chemical in settling of suspended solids; as such, it plays a significant role in the removal of solids and phosphorus in the primary treatment process of wastewater to comply with the permit requirements. This is achieved by using two ferric chloride feeding sites located at both influent pump stations at WRRF.

This procurement requires vendors to comply with all local, state and federal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to the safe transportation and handling of ferric chloride solution. In addition, the successful vendor will also provide training in safety procedures for the handling and storage of ferric chloride for all WRRF personnel who are in daily contact with the vendor's product. Training includes, but is not limited to safe procedures for handling, storage, spill containment and neutralizatio...

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