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File #: 2018-1088    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/3/2019 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 1/23/2019 Final action: 1/23/2019
Title: Contract No. RFB-1802179 Polymer Flocculant
Sponsors: Navid Mehram
Indexes: Wastewater Operations
Attachments: 1. RFB 1802179 Bid Tab, 2. Vendor Response Form RFB 1802179, 3. GLWA-1802179 Polymer Flocculant Procurement Board Summary 1319f, 4. Polydyne Price Increase 2018f, 5. Response to O&R Questions regarding Polymer Flocculant
Contract No. RFB-1802179
Polymer Flocculant

Agenda of: January 23, 2019
Item No: 2018-1088
Amount: $7,875,000.00

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

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

DATE: January 7, 2019

RE: Contract No. RFB-1802179
Polymer Flocculant
Vendor: Polydyne Inc.


Upon the recommendation of Navid Mehram, Chief Operating Officer - Wastewater Operations, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), authorizes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to enter into Contract No. RFB-1802179 to secure a contract, in the amount of $7,875,000.00 for five years with Polydyne Inc. to supply Polymer Flocculant, and authorizes the CEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.


Polymers are organic substances that are used at the Water Resource Recovery Facility to improve the capture and dewatering efficiency by coagulating with solids to form a larger and more stable floc. Polymer addition in the dewatering process is critical to reducing solids in the recycle stream and increasing the percent solids content in the dewatered sludge cake, both of which significantly decrease the aggregate cost for wastewater treatment and biosolids disposal. This procurement requires the vendor to comply with local, State and Federal laws, ordinances, rules, and regulation pertaining to the safe transportation and handling of an organic polymer.


The dewatering process allows for handling and management of the removed solids separated from the treatment process. The process is essential for staying compliant with the facility's NPDES permit.


Summary: The Financial Plan was based on prior usage at approx...

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