Sparks City Council Meeting 7/27/2020 2:00:00 PMMeeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/97760575235
Meeting Dial-in #: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 977 6057 5235
General Business: 9.3
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Staff is seeking City Council approval of a no-cost time extension to an existing agreement with the University of Nevada, Reno for the Enhanced Dissolved Organic Nitrogen (DON) Removal Pilot Project at TMWRF. The Amendment will expand the performance period from October 22, 2020 to December 31, 2020 at no additional cost. The pilot study has been successful to date; however, due to circumstances related to COVID-19, UNR has been unable to perform the responsibilities according to the original schedule. Staff recommends approval.
The original pilot testing agreement with UNR was approved by Sparks City Council at the October 22, 2018 meeting. The field work began in February, 2019 and continued through February, 2020. However, the final data analysis and report preparation was delayed due to the Covid-19 shut-down at the university when researchers were not able to access their laboratories from mid-March through mid June. UNR is now seeking a no-cost time extension to the agreement to allow for the completion of the work. The original completion date was October 22, 2020. UNR is asking for that date to be extended to December 31, 2020.
- Council may approve the extension as presented by staff.
- Council may reject the purchase and direct the Manager to have staff investigate alternatives.
I move to approve the no-cost time extension to existing agreement (AC-5529) with the University of Nevada, Reno for the Enhanced DON Removal Pilot Project at TMWRF.
01-Reno Staff Report.pdf
02-Amended Agreement with UNR for Advanced coagulation DON removal.pdf