Details for ORDINANCE NO. 19 OF 2020 AN ORDINANCE WAIVING COMPETITIVE BIDDIN G AND AUTHORIZING AND RATIFYING THE PURCHASE OF THREE (3) HANDHELD F16501-GM SENSUS DEVICES WITH DOCKING STATIONS, CHARGERS AND SYNC CABLES FOR THE BENTON UTILITIES BILLING DEPARTMENT; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND, FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS

ORDINANCE NO. 19 OF 2020 AN ORDINANCE WAIVING COMPETITIVE BIDDIN G AND AUTHORIZING AND RATIFYING THE PURCHASE OF THREE (3) HANDHELD F16501-GM SENSUS DEVICES WITH DOCKING STATIONS, CHARGERS AND SYNC CABLES FOR THE BENTON UTILITIES BILLING DEPARTMENT; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND, FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, it has been determined that the handheld F16501-GM SENSUS Devices with docking stations, chargers and sync cables which is used by the Benton Utilities Billing Department needs immediate replacement in order to continue providing needed services to the community; and WHEREAS, The Mayor and the City Council of the City of Benton, Arkansas have determined that the City should purchase three (3 ) Handheld F16501-GM SENSUS Devices with docking stations, chargers and sync cables for the Benton Utilities Billing Department, without competitive bidding in connection therewith; and WHEREAS, The City Council wishes to authorize and approve transaction described below; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAI NED by the City Council of the City of Benton, Arkansas, that: SECTION 1: It is in the best interest of the City to purchase from Core & Main, (3) Handheld FL6501-GB SENSUS Devices with docking stations, chargers and sync cables for $20,097.67. Copies of said quote and supporting documents are attached to this ordinance and incorporated herein by reference. The Benton Utilities Billing Department is authorized and directed to purchase, from the vendors set out in said quote, three (3) Handheld FL6501-GB SENSUS Devices with docking stations, chargers and sync cables at a total cost of $20,097.67. All actions of the Benton Utilities Billing Department in pursuing the purchase authorized herein from Core & Main prior to the formal adoption of this ordinance are hereby confirmed, ratified and approved. SECTION 2: The requirement of competitive bidding for the purchase hereby authorized is deemed not feasible or practical and, therefore, is waived. SECTION 3:The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute such additional documentation as may be necessary or convenient to affect the purposes of this ordinance. SECTION 4:The immediate entry into, implementation of, and payment for three (3) Handheld FL6501-GM SENSUS Devices with docking stations, wall charges and sync cables are authorized herein, and the ratification of actions taken to date, are necessary for the City to properly and timely perform tasks required of the Benton Utilities Billing Department currently underway, and any delay in the same adds intolerable inconvenience to the delivery of necessary services to the public. Therefore, an emergency exists, and this ordinance is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety. It shall be in full force and effect immediately from and after its passage and approval. PASSED AND APPROVED this 23rd day of March, 2020. ________________________________ Tom Farmer, Mayor _________________________________ Cindy Stracener, City Clerk

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