ITB 2019-1698 Contract for the Procurement of Liquid 23% Hydrofluorosilicic Acid for Use in the …

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ITB 2019-1698
Contract for Procurement of Liquid 23% Hydrofluorosilicic Acid for Use in the Treatment …
Water & Sewer Components, Equipment, Materials, Services, Supplies, and Tools
03/29/2019 3:00 PM

The City of East Point, is soliciting sealed bids from financially stable, qualified Chemical Providers who are interested in entering into a multi-year contract for the procurement of Liquid 23% Hydrofluorosilicic Acid for use in the treatment of potable water for human consumption.

A twenty-three percent (23%) fluorosilicic acid-water solution, which is what the City uses and is seeking under this solicitation, weighs 10.1 pounds per gallon at 75º F, and has a fluoride (F) content of 18.20%. Fluorosilicic acid, the acid from which the Hydrofluosilicic Acid the City is seeking is compounded, is a transparent, clear to straw-colored, corrosive liquid having the chemical formula of H2SiF6. It is manufactured in modern rubber-lined equipment producing an acid of high commercial purity. Commercial water solutions of the acid are available, having concentration of between 23% and 25% H2SiF6. Fluorosilicic acid is generally believed not to exist in the vapor phase, but only in solution. Upon vaporizing, it decomposes into hydrofluoric acid (HF) and silicon tetrafluoride. This equilibrium exists at the surface of strong solutions of fluorosilicic acid and if stored in glass containers, the small concentration of hydrofluoric acid may very slowly attack the glass above the solution level. For this reason, it is generally shipped in polyethylene containers rather than glass carboys.

It is currently anticipated that the City shall procure approximately seven thousand, nine hundred and twenty (7,920) gallons or twenty-four (24) totes containing three hundred and thirty (330) gallons each of Liquid 23% Hydrofluosilicic Acid annually. The City anticipates one (1) shipment of this chemical every sixty (60) days, or approximately six (6) shipments per year consisting of four (4) totes containing three hundred and thirty (330) gallons each.

Chemical Approximate Delivery Frequency Approximate Deliveries per Year Approximate Quantity each Delivery Approximate Annual Quantity Required
Liquid 23% Hydrofluosilicic Acid Once every 60 days 6 shipments per year Four (4) totes of 330 gallons each for 1,320 gallons total 7,920 gallons total / 24 totes of 330 gallons each

The Selected Provider will be solely responsible for transportation, delivery, and off-loading of the requested item to be made to the City’s Water Treatment Plant. The City’s Water Treatment Plant is located at 2001 Headland Avenue, East Point, Georgia 30344. Please see the solicitation documents for further details and the City’s terms and conditions.

Anticipated Solicitation Timeline:

Issuance Date to Public: By Close of Business on Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Deadline for Inquiries: No Later Than Twelve o’clock Noon (12 PM) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Deadline for Issuance of Public Addenda: No Later Than Close of Business on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Bid Due Date: No Later Than 3:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2019

Obtaining Solicitation Documents:

Individuals / firms wishing to participate in this ITB may download a copy of the official documents directly from the City’s website. Please see “Available Downloads” listed on the right-hand side of the bottom of this page.  From the list under this heading, choose the document you wish to downloaded and double click on it.  The downloading of City solicitation documents and associated materials is made available without charge.

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Bid documents cannot be obtained in person from the City nor by mail, email, fax, or courier service.

Plan Holders’ Listing:

Since Prospective Providers may download solicitation documentation directly from the City’s web site, a Plan Holders Listing is not available for this or any other City solicitation.  If applicable, a Pre-Bid Conference Sign-In Sheet or a Pre-Proposal Conference Sign-In Sheet shall be posted on this website after the date of the meeting.

Bid Due Date:

Unless otherwise amended, bid responses prepared as requested in the City’s Invitation to Bid (ITB) shall be received on behalf of the City until 3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 29, 2019, in the Contracts and Procurement Office located in Suite 400, 1526 East Forrest Avenue, East Point, Georgia 30344.

Contact Person:

Dena Y. Ray, Contract Specialist
Contracts and Procurement
1526 East Forrest Avenue, Suite 400
East Point, Georgia 30344
Office: (404) 270-7138
Fax: (404) 270-7824