File #: 16-192    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2016 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority/Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 6/6/2016 Final action: 6/6/2016
Title: SUBJECT: Agreement with Eurofins Eaton Analytical for General Laboratory Services REPORT IN BRIEF Consider entering into a three (3) year agreement with Eurofins Eaton Analytical Laboratory (Eurofins) for general laboratory testing services. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion awarding a three year agreement with Eurofins Eaton Analytical Laboratory for general laboratory testing services; and, authorizing the City Manager to execute all the necessary documents.
Attachments: 1. Request For Proposal 2016.pdf, 2. Eurofins 2016 RFP General Laboratory Services.pdf, 3. Fee Schedule.pdf, 4. Signed Contract.pdf

Report Prepared by: Lorraine M. Carrasquillo, Public Works Supervisor, Water Quality Control

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SUBJECT: Agreement with Eurofins Eaton Analytical for General Laboratory Services

REPORT IN BRIEF
Consider entering into a three (3) year agreement with Eurofins Eaton Analytical Laboratory (Eurofins) for general laboratory testing services.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion awarding a three year agreement with Eurofins Eaton Analytical Laboratory for general laboratory testing services; and, authorizing the City Manager to execute all the necessary documents.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by Staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to modifications as conditioned by Council; or
3. Deny; or
4. Refer to Staff for reconsideration of specific items; or,
5. Continue to a future meeting.

AUTHORITY
Article III of Title 3 of the Merced Municipal Code for purchases over Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars, Section 3.04.120.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the FY 2016-17 Proposed Budget.

DISCUSSION
Under federal and state law, the City of Merced is required to perform a variety of laboratory tests for water, wastewater and biosolids. The Wastewater Treatment Facility's (WWTF) in-house laboratory is certified to perform some of these standard water and wastewater tests.

The majority of the tests performed at the WWTF are for conventional pollutants. These pollutants; such as suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand, pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms and pH; levels, are normally found in domestic, commercial, and industrial wastes.

Federal and state regulations also require the City to test for non-conventional pollutants. These pollutants may be toxic in nature, such as heavy metals that include lead, copper, and zinc; organics, such as tetrachloroethylene, methylene chloride and acetone. The City's laboratory is not equipped for testing non-conventional pollutants. These tests are more c...

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