Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1269    Version: 2 Name: Natural Gas Transportation and Management Service
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/23/2021 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Joint Resolution authorizing a contract with Constellation NewEnergy Gas Division, LLC Louisville, Kentucky for Natural Gas Transportation and Management Services in an annual estimated amount of $397,580.00.
Attachments: 1. Award Information, 2. 2021 2022 Vendor Disclosure Statement, 3. Bid Sheet, 4. Energy Market Update-July 2021.pdf
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Joint Resolution authorizing a contract with Constellation NewEnergy Gas Division, LLC Louisville, Kentucky for Natural Gas Transportation and Management Services in an annual estimated amount of $397,580.00.

Staff Summary
* The current contract for Natural Gas Transportation and Management Services is expiring and a new contract is needed.
* An Invitation to Bid was issued and extended to fourteen potential service providers and electronic bids were received from two vendors ranging from $397,580 to $432,145.
* Based on the evaluation criteria set forth in the Invitation for Bid, Constellation NewEnergy Gas Division, LLC is the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for Lake County.
* The base contract is an estimated annual amount of $397,580 based on unit price per therm. This is an increased cost estimated at $24,580 over last year, which is due to low oil and gas reserves and a high demand.
* Included in the Invitation to Bid was a request for vendors to provide pricing on the purchase of additional carbon offsets.
* Constellation NewEnergy Gas Division, LLC included a cost of $0.03 per therm for carbon offsets. If the Board opts to undertake this option, the addition is estimated to increase the cost of the contract by $30,000 to an annual estimated amount of $427,580.

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R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, there is a need to enter into a contract with a successful vendor for Natural Gas Transportation and Management Services; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 5-102 of the Lake County Purchasing Ordinance, Bids were called for by publication for Natural Gas Transportation and Management Services; and

WHEREAS, electronic bids were received from two vendors and publicly opened on August 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.; and

WHEREAS, based on the criteria set forth in the Invitation for Bid it has been determined that the Bid submitted by NewEnergy Gas Division, LLC Louisville, Kentucky is the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for Lake County...

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