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AGENDA ITEM # 4 Efficient, Effective and Economical Government
February 26, 2014
Business Development & Procurement Services Park & Recreation
Jeanne Chipperfield, 670-7804 Willis Winters, 670-4071
SUBJECT Authorize a two-year master agreement for granulated and liquid fertilizer Greensmiths, Inc. in the amount of $158,224, BWI Dallas/Ft. Worth in the amount of $96,642, Turf Care of Texas in the amount of $36,980, Helena Chemical Co. in the amount of $29,909, Winfield Solutions, LLC in the amount of $28,621, Turfgrass Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $14,075, Verde Environmental, Inc. in the amount of $12,150, John Deere Landscapes in the amount of $9,866 and Justin Seed Co. in the amount of $490, lowest responsible bidders of nine - Total amount not to exceed $386,957 - Financing: Current Funds BACKGROUND This action does not encumber funds; the purpose of a master agreement is to establish firm pricing for goods, for a specific term, which are ordered on an as needed basis. The Park and Recreation Department maintains the grounds at six 18-hole golf courses, over 21,000 acres of park property, 277 acres of landscaped grounds at the historic Fair Park, and approximately 200 athletic fields. This master agreement will be used to supply granulated, liquid and water soluble fertilizers to maintain the grounds at the Cityâ€™ s golf courses. Granulated fertilizer will continue to be used for flower beds at Fair Park and various parks throughout the City, and to help maintain healthy grass on select athletic fields. This solicitation was structured in a manner which required bidders to submit a response using unit pricing. This bid resulted in a .36% decrease over comparable unit prices for the bid awarded in 2013.