On April 22, 2019, City Council awarded a contract for purchase of Aclara Star Meter Transmission Units (MTU) and Related Installation Hardware for our AMR/Meter Replacement Project.
We are now in the second year of the project and have found that some of the original estimated quantities of items to be purchased have to be changed. In addition, we have received a request for price increase from Core & Main LP for several items, on which we agreed.
We were able to decrease quantities on several items. Accounting for price change, this results in an approximate reduction of $(226,000).
We need to increase the MTU quantity by 3,500 units. This accounts for an approximate increase of $378,000.
We need to increase the quantity of meter bushings by 36,000. Accounting for price change, this results in an approximate increase of $315,000.
We are requesting to increase the original award amount of $10,157,180 by $467,000 bringing the four year contract to $10,624,180. The increase in expenditure would be covered under our current allotted funds for this project.
Failure to increase the awarded amount will result in the AMR/Meter Replacement Project not being completed as scheduled.