Resolution #13-41: Resolution of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Authorizing the Purchase of Confined Space Safety Equipment

Date of Adoption: October 24, 2013

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority (“VTMUA”) is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the Vernon Township Municipal Sanitary Sewer System (“Sewer System”); and

WHEREAS, as part of its maintenance obligations, the VTMUA is required to perform work in confined spaces along the Sewer System; and

WHEREAS, working in confined spaces presents unique dangers and increased risk of injuries due to limited mobility and inadequate ventilation; and

WHEREAS, the VTMUA has need to purchase emergency rescue confined space equipment (“Equipment”) to mitigate such dangers and risks; and

WHEREAS, the desired Equipment consists of a 9' aluminum tri-pod, leg mount pulley, one-piece harness, and safety helmet; and

WHEREAS, the Equipment is presently available under Morris County Cooperative Contract #40 for the total cost of $1,780.80; and

WHEREAS, the cost of the Equipment does not exceed 15% of the bid threshold and as such, this purchase is not subject to the quotation requirements set forth in the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-6.1.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority that the Executive Director is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with FF1 Professional Safety Services to purchase a 9' aluminum tri-pod, leg mount pulley, one-piece harness, and safety helmet for a cost not exceeding $1,780.80.