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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Emergency Award #8482

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Change Order
Published Thursday September 22, 2005
 
Change order amount: $20,308

Additional work was required for unforeseen conditions.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info
Published Tuesday September 20, 2005
 
Awarded to:
Vendor:  K & K Metal Works
Amount:  An estimated $42,195
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday September 20, 2005
The University awarded a contract for Emergency Repairs.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville awarded a contract for emergency repairs to the waste water treatment plant digester cover in the estimated amount of $42,195 on Friday, September 16, 2005 . The digester is a critical component of the waste water treatment plant treatment process. It is needed in order to perform final digestion of biological waste. In order to maintain the plant in good working order and maintain effluents in accordance with EPA standards and permits, it must be repaired in a timely fashion. The digester cover is in urgent need of repair. It is in such an advanced state of corrosion that it is only partially functional. The cover needs to be repaired and returned to service by late September to prevent non-compliances.

The timing of repairs is critical. At this time (fall semester) the influx of students taxes the capacity of the WWTP.

The extent of damage and scope of repairs could not be determined prior to the actual removal of the cover from the digester tank. The cover was partially submerged in the tank.

After the cover was removed it became critical that the repairs be done as quickly as possible since the cover is now exposed to weather conditions that can cause further deterioration of the cover and, more importantly, to quickly return the digester tank to full operation in order to avoid violation of EPA requirements for the proper treatment of the wastewater produced by the University. These requirements are that the wastewater be safe and meet stringent environmental standards.

For these reasons, SIUE intends to contract with K & K Metal Works to perform the above emergency repairs. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which public health or safety was threatened.

(Submitted by Kenn Neher, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Shelly Albert
Purchasing Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3265
FAX: (618) 650-3251
E-Mail: malbert@siue.edu

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