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April 25, 2024, City Council Regular Meeting
19. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for the Purchase of a 750KW Generator From Cummins Sales and Service in the Amount of $260,187. This generator supports lift station 64 that conveys over 4,000,000 gallons per day of sewage to the President Street WWTP and will simultaneously serves as utility backup in event of a power failure. (Water Conveyance)
Strategic Priority

This is to procure a 750 Kilowatt Generator for Lift Station 65 from Cummins Sales and Service in the amount of $260,187. This emergency generator will replace the 30-year-old generator at Lift Station 65 located in Bacon Park. This generator supports a lift station that conveys over 4,000,000 gallons per day of sewage to the President St. Wastewater Treatment Plant via the lift station. Simultaneous utility power failure and failure of the station’s mechanical bypass pump would result in a major sanitary sewer overflow. By design, all City of Savannah major lift stations (flow rates of 450,000 GPD or more) have both emergency power generators and mechanical bypass pumps in place. This purchase will be made through the Sourcewell cooperative price agreement contract #092222-CMM. 

The contract was competitively bid by Sourcewell and awarded to Cummins Inc. The contract expires on November 11, 2026. The City of Savannah’s purchasing ordinance Section 2-4152 authorizes the use of cooperative purchasing agreements.   

​C.C       Cummins Inc. dba Cummins Sales and Service (Port Wentworth, GA)(D)           $260,186.37

A pre-proposal meeting was not conducted. ​(D) Indicates non-local, non-DBE business.

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David Hemphill, Director, Water Conveyance
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $260,187 from the Capital Improvement Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Generator.pdf
Exhibit 2: Purchasing Notes - Generator.pdf
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