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Mount <br />Mount Prospect Public Works Department <br />INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM <br />TO: VILLAGE MANAGER MICHAEL E. JANONIS <br />FROM: SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS & BUILDINGS PAUL BURES <br />DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 <br />SUBJECT: ACCEPT BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF SUPER MIX ANTI -ICING FLUID <br />AWARD ($44,200) <br />BACKGROUND <br />Pre -wetting agents are used as accelerants to make rock salt work faster, extend the effectiveness of salt <br />at lower temperatures, and stick to the road surface longer. The current product we use is known in the <br />industry as super mix, which is a proprietary blend of organic polymers, salt brine, and calcium chloride. <br />In addition to pre -wetting salt, super mix is used as an anti -icing agent applied directly to pavement. The <br />anti -icing program involves applying super mix directly to the pavement before it snows to prevent the <br />snow from bonding with the pavement. Pre -treating the pavement is especially important during rush <br />hour when it is difficult to salt the roads thereby buying us time. During minimal snows it actually saves <br />us from going back and salting the roads thus reducing our salt usage. <br />Staff prepared a detailed set of bid documents necessary to effect the procurement and delivery of pre - <br />wetting agents for a 1 -year term concluding at the end of 2015, with a possibility of extending the contract <br />for two (2) one year extensions based on performance and price agreement. <br />BID RESULTS <br />Sealed bids were opened at 1:00 PM on September 22, 2014 for the proposed pre -wetting agents <br />contract. Seven invitational bids were mailed, and a bid notice was placed in the local paper. Three bids <br />and one NO BID call were received with results as follows: <br />Super Mix <br />Bidder <br />Price/Gal <br />Tanker Price <br />SNI Solutions Inc. <br />$.68 <br />Industrial Systems, LTD <br />$.73 <br />The Klink Group of <br />$1.09 <br />Companies <br />