PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Exemption from Competitive Solicitation - Laboratory Analytical Services
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Medford Water Commission (MWC) has proposed an exemption from competitive solicitation pursuant to Section 2.32 - Sole Source Procurement of MWC's 2011 Contracting and Purchasing Regulations, and on August 14, 2018, will consider awarding a contract to Neilson Research Corporation (NRC) to perform annual water quality testing for regulatory compliance and investigative purposes. Findings in support of the exemption from competitive bidding consist of the following: NRC is the only state-certified, accredited laboratory in Medford and has a proven track record of accuracy, reliability, flexibility and timeliness for the Commission for almost 30 years. It is unlikely that the exemption will encourage favoritism or substantially diminish competition for personal services contracts, and awarding this contract is expected to result in cost savings and is otherwise in the public interest. For additional information, please contact Water Treatment & Quality Director Ben Klayman: (541) 774-2728.
Dated this 8th day of August 2018.
MEDFORD WATER COMMISSION
Brad Taylor, General Manager