Authorize bid solicitation and contracting with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for construction of the Groundwater Pump Station Motor Control Center Replacement Project for an estimated cost of $2,425,000


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. The existing motor control centers (MCCs) at the Portland Water Bureau’s Groundwater Pump Station need replacement due to age and the unavailability of replacement parts.
  2. The Groundwater Pump Station MCC Replacement Project (Project) will help ensure public health and economic viability by improving the maintenance, operability, and water quality of Portland’s water system.  
  3. Through the Project, the Portland Water Bureau will replace the existing MCCs to meet operation and flow conditions and install the new equipment in accordance with all applicable codes and standards.
  4. The Project has been planned and located in accordance with appropriate engineering standards for the construction, maintenance, and improvement of the City’s water infrastructure. The solicitation for the procurement action for the construction will use the City’s standard construction procurement bid process.
  5. The engineer’s estimate for the contract action is $2,425,000. The confidence level is high for the Project and based on the guidelines detailed in the Project Estimate Confidence Level Rating Index. Funding for this Project, with budgeted contingency, is available in the FY 2022-2023 and FY 2023-2024 Budgets.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. That City Procurement Office is authorized to bid the solicitation for construction of the Project.
  2. Upon the Council’s acceptance of the Chief Procurement Officer’s Report to Council recommending the lowest responsible bidder, the Chief Procurement Officer is authorized to negotiate and execute a contract, provided the contract has been approved as to form by the City Attorney’s Office.
  3. As required, a post-project evaluation of the Project will be provided to the Chief Procurement Officer in order to request and authorize final payment to the contract.
  4. The Mayor and City Auditor are hereby authorized to draw and deliver checks chargeable to the Water Fund when demand is presented and approved by the proper authorities.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

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312 Regular Agenda in April 20-21, 2022 Council Agenda

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading April 27, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

336 Regular Agenda in April 27-28, 2022 Council Agenda


  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea


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