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File #: 49454    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the sole source purchase of materials from Gerber Leisure Products, Inc. for playground border timbers to maintain playground surfacing within the parks system.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 12/5/2017 Final action: 12/5/2017
Enactment date: 12/11/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00944
Title: Authorizing the sole source purchase of materials from Gerber Leisure Products, Inc. for playground border timbers to maintain playground surfacing within the parks system.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh
Fiscal Note
The 2018 Parks Division adopted Capital Budget includes $1,345,000 for Playground/Accessibility Improvements (Munis project 17436) funded by GO Borrowing ($745,000), Impact Fees ($565,000), and Private Contributions ($35,000). This resolution authorizes the sole source purchase of materials from Gerber Leisure Products, Inc. for playground border timbers to maintain playground surfacing within the parks system. The Parks Division estimates spending $45,000 for playground border timbers in 2018. The costs associated with purchasing border timbers are included in the Playground/Accessibility Improvements project.

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Authorizing the sole source purchase of materials from Gerber Leisure Products, Inc. for playground border timbers to maintain playground surfacing within the parks system.
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Playground border timbers help to hold playground surfacing in place, minimizing tracking of surfacing outside of the playground and maintaining the correct level of playground surfacing beneath equipment. The correct level of surfacing is required to meet current U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines, ASTM standards and requirements for accessibility.

The Parks Division is standardizing playground products and manufacturers to streamline maintenance by utilizing products that have a proven record of durability. The Parks Division’s Certified Playground Safety Inspector evaluated field applications of the top three playground border timber manufacturers: Landscape Structures® TuffTimbers™, Playworld Systems® Border Timbers, and Childforms® Funtimbers™.

It was determined that Landscape Structures TuffTimbers™ from Gerber Leisure Products, Inc. is the only product that meets the Parks Division’s requirements for construction and durability. Gerber Leisure Products, Inc. is the sole vendor for Landscape Structures products in the State of Wisconsin.

WHEREAS, the Parks Division seeks to efficiently maintain playground surfacing materials in ...

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