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July 28, 2022 City Council Regular Meeting
17. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Filter Belts for Separation of Solids and Liquids in the Dewatering Process of Sludge with GSM Engineered Fabrics, LLC in an Amount not to Exceed $57,194. The contract will provide filters for the Water & Sewer Treatment Plants. (Water & Sewer)
Strategic Priority

This is to procure filter belts from GSM Engineered Fabrics, LLC in an amount not to exceed $57,194. This contract will be used by the Public Works and Water Resources Department for the separation of solids and liquids in the dewatering process of sludge at the President Street Plant. The filters are stretched along a belt press and travel through a series of rollers that compress the sludge, removing water that may be trapped in the sludge that was not drained during the gravity draining zone. This allows the plant to transport “dried solids” versus liquid sludge to the landfill.


The proposal was advertised, opened, and reviewed.  The contract term is for one (1) year and includes four (4) available renewal options.  Delivery: As needed. Terms: Net 30 days.


The bidders were:

L.B. GSM Engineered Fabrics, LLC (D) (Kingsport, TN) $57,194
02. National Filter Media (D) (Winthrop, MI) $59,046


A pre-bid conference was conducted for this bid. (D) Indicates non-local, non-DBE business. 

Local vendors notified via the supplier portal: Yes
Total sent: 179
Total received: 2



Heath Lloyd, Assistant City Manager & Chief, Infrastructure and Development
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $57,194 from the Water & Sewer Fund.
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Filter Belts.pdf
Exhibit 2: Purchasing Notes - Filter Belts.pdf
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