Funding for this proposed contract and other related project costs has been included in the adopted 2011 Capital Budget in the amount of $5,600,000 and in the Capital Improvement Program for 2012 in the amount of $8,400,000, for a total project cost of $14,000,000 including all hardware, software, implementation, consulting and contingency.
Account # EW01-58599-810664
SUBSTITUTE: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a contracts with Itron, Inc and NorthStar Utilities Solutions (a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation) not to exceed $11,935,500 for the purchase, and implementation, and maintenance of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system for the Madison Water Utility (City-wide).
WHEREAS, the Madison Water Utility has developed a plan for implementation of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to facilitate water conservation, improve customer service including leak detection and self-service consumption data, and optimize infrastructure planning; and
WHEREAS, the Madison Water Utility issued a Request for Proposals for a turn-key system including AMI Infrastructure and installation services; and
WHEREAS, the Madison Water Utility has received and evaluated eight proposals for an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system; and
WHEREAS, the Madison Water Utility conducted interviews and site visits with the finalists; and
WHEREAS, Itron, Inc. has proposed a solution utlizing its own products and services along with NorthStar Utlities Solutions and a number of local subcontractors; and
WHEREAS, the installation subcontractor is Milwaukee-based Corix Utilities (US) Inc., benefiting the region’s economy; and
WHEREAS, Corix Utilities Inc. will utilize Madison Laborers Union Local 464 to provide the installation labor for this project, benefiting the local economy; and
WHEREAS, current Madison Water Utility employees will be fully engaged and integrated into the installation process; and
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