Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Austin Monitor
Here is a detailed look at how much money the Council spent this week:
· $4,500,000 to Stanley Consultants Inc. to provide engineering services for Austin Energy’s Electric Service Delivery.
· $3,111,207 to Clark Equipment Company DBA Bobcat Company, Central Texas Equipment, Cooper Equipment Company INC, Austin Truck and Equipment INC. LTD DBA Freightliner of Austin, Magnum Custom Trailer MFG Co, RDO Equipment Co, Vermeer Equipment of Texas INC, Waukesha-Pearce Industries INC and Wirtgen America INC. for various types of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment such as excavators, pavers, a street sweeper and trailers.
· $2,841,391 to Caldwell Country Chevrolet DBA Baby Jack II Automotive LTD, Grapevine Dodge Chrysler Jeep LLC, Silsbee Ford INC and Silsbee Toyota INC. for the purchase of 91 light-duty vehicles
· $2,781,837 to Santex Truck Centers LTD and Magnum Custom Trailer MFG. to purchase 24 heavy-duty trucks and 9 trailers.
· $1,906,875 to Techline Pipe for the purchase of fire hydrants. Note: There are two 12-month extension options at $635,625 each that could bring the total contract to $3,178,125.
· $1,637,076 to Environmental Survey Consulting INC. for installation and maintenance of green storm water infrastructure. Note: There are four 12-month extension options at $818,538 that could bring the total amount to $4,911,228.
· $1,307,613 to the Texas Procurement and Support Services Cooperative Purchasing Program for the purchase of various vaccines to be used at clinics operated by the Austin Health and Human Services Department. Some of the vaccines Include HPV, Influenza and Tuberculosis. Note: There are five 12-month extensions at $1,307,613 each that could bring the total amount to $7,845,678.
· $1,202,238 to Assetworks INC. for software, software maintenance, hardware and training for the Fuel Monitoring and Vehicle Maintenance System used by the Fleet Services Department. Note: There are three 12-month extension options at $400,746 each that could bring the total amount to $2,404,476.
· $1,200,000 to GT Distributors INC and Precision Delta Corp. to purchase ammunition for the Austin Police Department.
· $992,882 to Austin Filter Systems, Inc. for the Walnut Creek Influent Bank Stabilization-Site 5 Project.
· $832,000 to Austin Armature Works LP, Evans Enterprises Inc. and Allen’s Electric Motor Service Inc. for maintenance and repair services for large electric motors at Austin Energy power plants. Note: There are two 24-month contract extension options. The first option would total $832,000 and the second would total $836,000. This could bring the total contract amount to $2,500,000.
· $600,000 in contracts and agreements with HDR Engineering, INC. and Kimley-Horn and Associates to provide preliminary engineering studies for the South Lamar Boulevard Corridor Development Project and the Guadalupe Street Corridor Project.
· $524,841 to American Material Handling INC, Polaris Sales, INC and Time Manufacturing Co. for the purchase of heavy-duty equipment and all terrain vehicles. In addition to ATVs, this would Include forklifts and aerial lifts.
· $429,453 to Environment Survey Consulting INC. to provide maintenance for green storm water infrastructure. Note: There are three 12-month extension options at $143,151 each that could bring the total amount to $858,906.
· $373,520 to DXI Industries, Inc. to purchase liquid sulfur dioxide from DXI Industries to be used by the Austin Water Utility. Note: There are two 12-month extension options at $187,760 each that could bring the total amount to $747,040.
· $337,081 to HD Supply Waterworks Ltd for the purchase of manhole cover casting sets for the Austin Water Utility. Note: There are two 12-month extension options at $112,361 each that could bring the total amount to $561,809.
· $200,000 to Alere Inc. and Alere North American LLC for Rapid Diagnostic Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test kits and controls. Note: There are five 12-month extension options at $200,000 each that could bring the total amount to $1,200,000.
· $147,866 to 3M Cogent to provide maintenance and support of the hardware and software associated with the Austin Police Department’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Note: There are three 12-month extension options at $147,866 each that could bring the total amount to $591,464.
· $105,000 for a settlement with GHI Investments.
· $98,282 to All Star X-ray INC. for a digital radiography system Including installation, training, preventative maintenance and repair services. Note: There are four 12-month extension options at $3,600 each that could bring the total amount to $112,681.50.
· $90,000 to Mueller Systems LLC to purchase repair parts for Hershey Water meters for the Austin Water Utility. Note: There are three 12-month extension options at $30,000 each that could bring the total to $180,000.
· $74,877 to Hydraflo, Inc. to purchase fire hydrant upper stems, barrels and repair parts for the Austin Water Utility.
· $68,740 to Airgas Specialty Products INC. for aqueous ammonia in bulk for Sand Hill Energy Center. Note: There are three 12-month extension options at $68,740 each that could bring the total to $274,960.
· $49,141 to HD Supply Waterworks LTD for the purchase of fire hydrant barrels, upper stems and repair parts. Note: There are two 12-month extension options at $24,571 each that could bring the total to $98,283.
· $25,000 to amend a legal services agreement related to Eddie Rodriguez, et al v. Rick Perry et al.
· $20,000 for research results regarding strategies for integrating the Emergency Medical Services Department with local healthcare networks to support patient-centered out-of-hospital car. This would be an agreement between the City of Austin and the University of Texas at Austin.
All totaled up, the City Council spent a total of $25,456,920 at Thursday’s meeting.
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