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File #: 19-293    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 6/17/2019 Final action: 6/17/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Professional Services Agreement with McCampbell Analytical, Inc. to Conduct Bioassay Laboratory Services for a Two (2) Year Term in an Annual Amount of $23,964 REPORT IN BRIEF Consider approving a two (2) year agreement with McCampbell Analytical, Inc., for bioassay laboratory testing services. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving an agreement for professional services with McCampbell Analytical, Inc., in the amount of $23,964 annually, for bioassay laboratory testing services for the period ending June 30, 2021; and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute all the necessary documents.
Attachments: 1. Professional Services Agreement
Report Prepared by: Jeremy Geiger, Acting Public Works Supervisor, Water Quality Control Division

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SUBJECT: Approval of Professional Services Agreement with McCampbell Analytical, Inc. to Conduct Bioassay Laboratory Services for a Two (2) Year Term in an Annual Amount of $23,964

REPORT IN BRIEF
Consider approving a two (2) year agreement with McCampbell Analytical, Inc., for bioassay laboratory testing services.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving an agreement for professional services with McCampbell Analytical, Inc., in the amount of $23,964 annually, for bioassay laboratory testing services for the period ending June 30, 2021; and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant 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
Merced Municipal Code Title 3, Chapter 3.04, Article III - Purchases Over Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars, Section 3.04.120 - Written Contract.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the FY 2019-20 Proposed Budget.

DISCUSSION
Under Federal and State law, the City of Merced is required to perform bioassay laboratory testing of the Wastewater Treatment Facility's (WWTF) effluent water on biological organisms. The WWTF in-house laboratory is not certified to perform these wastewater tests.

Per the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. CA00779219, the City is required to conduct monthly acute fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) and quarterly chronic algae (Selenastrum capricornutum) growth, water flea (Ceriodaphnia dubia) growth and reproduction, and fathead minnow growth and survival testing.

On April 1, 2019, Water Quality Control staff sent Request for Proposals (RFP) to seven (7) state certified laboratories. F...

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