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File #: 19-3986   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/8/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a contract with Wenger Corporation to provide trouper platform risers at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the Convention and Sports Facilities Department for a total cost of $70,725.00. Funding is available through the FY 2019 Community & Visitor Facilities Fund Operating Budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. Bid Tab, 2. COE, 3. 61-11429 Wenger Corporation, 4. Ordinance 2019-08-08-0587
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DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Trouper Platform Risers for the Convention Center


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes a contract with Wenger Corporation to provide trouper platform risers at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the Convention and Sports Facilities Department for a total cost of $70,725.00. Funding is available through the FY2019 Community & Visitor Facilities Fund Operating Budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Submitted for Council consideration and action is a proposal submitted by Wenger Corporation to provide trouper riser equipment to allow the Convention Center to replace existing wooden risers originally purchased over 25 years ago which have become worn and are in need of replacement. The purchase of the trouper platform risers will allow the Convention Center to have consistent staging throughout the facility and match previously purchased platform risers from Wenger Corporation that are currently in use at the facility. In addition, the requested trouper risers are the only risers that are interchangeable and compatible with existing Wenger Corporation equipment due to the locking mechanisms on the risers allowing the platform risers to remain securely connected. These platform risers are used for staging of various events held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The City issued a Request for Offer (RFO) for Trouper Platform Risers (RFO, 6100011429) on April 18, 2019, with a submission deadline of April 23, 2019. This purchase was procured utilizing an exemption to competitive bidding. Wenger Corporation is the sole designer, manufacturer, and distributer of the Trouper Staging Systems currently being used at the Convention Center.


ISSUE:

This contract will provide the Convention and Sports Facilities Department with new platform risers to replace existing wooden risers that are over 25 years old and have become worn. These additional plat...

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