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File #: 74919    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2022 In control: BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
On agenda: 1/17/2023 Final action: 1/17/2023
Enactment date: 1/18/2023 Enactment #: RES-23-00026
Title: Resolution for the Purchase of Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3 Real-Time PCR System.
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair
Attachments: 1. Thermo Electron North America LLC - Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required November 2022.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a sole source agreement with Thermo Electron North America LLC for the purchase of lab equipment for Public Health Madison Dane County. The cost of the equipment and related warranties will not exceed $60,000. The equipment will be funded by the Licensed Establishment restricted reserves and is included Public Health’s adopted 2023 operating budget. No appropriation is required.

Resolution for the Purchase of Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3 Real-Time PCR System.
WHEREAS, the Eppendorf MasterCylcer ep Realplex 4S w PC- a machine that is vital to Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) laboratory operations and is used to conduct molecular testing- has failed and needs repair; and

WHEREAS, if the machine is not replaced, the lab will not be able to continue serving the county by providing quick turnaround on microbiological testing on water samples from licensed establishments’ pools; and

WHEREAS, due to the Eppendorf MasterCylcer ep Realplex 4S w PC being in disrepair, the PHMDC laboratory is currently contracting an outside laboratory to perform licensed establishment pool samples AND collaborating with UW La Crosse to borrow a qPCR machine. The licensing fees for pool operators include the routine sampling and testing of pool water for 446 Dane County public swim pools and water attractions; and

WHEREAS, beyond pool testing, this machine is also capable of conducting microbial analysis for: Transient Non-Community wells, private wells, and hundreds of lake and outfalls testing. These tests provide an invaluable service to our community and help to fund continued laboratory functions; and
WHEREAS, due to the age of the existing machine (purchased in 2011) the manufacturer is no longer providing support for the system; to continue operations a new system must be purchased; and

WHEREAS, the total costs for this system will be no higher than $60,000 over 7 years, with approximately no more than $...

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