Approval of Special Procurement
First date of publication: November 7, 2012
A request for approval of a Special Procurement was presented to and approved by the
City Council, acting as the Local Contract Review Board, on 11/6/2012.
The class special procurement was processed to purchase sixteen new ZeeWeed 500d-350
filtration cassettes. The filtration cassettes represent a unique component at the City of
Ashland’s wastewater treatment plant. They provide for phosphorous removal from May
to November of each year. The removal of phosphorous is a requirement of the current
National Pollutant Discharge Permit for the City of Ashland.
It has been determined based on written findings that the Special Procurement will be
unlikely to encourage favoritism in the awarding of public contracts or to substantially
diminish competition for public contracts, and result in substantial cost savings or
substantially promote the public interest in a manner that could not be realized by
complying with the requirements that are applicable in ORS 279B.055, 279B.060,
279B.065, or 279B.070.
An affected person may protest the request for approval of a Special Procurement in
accordance with ORS 279B.400 and OAR 137-047-0300. A written protest shall be
delivered to the following address: City of Ashland, Kari Olson, Purchasing, 90 N.
Mountain Avenue, Ashland, OR 97520. The seven (7) day protest period will expire at
5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2012.
This public notice is being published on the City’s Internet World Wide Web site at least
seven days prior to the award of a public contract resulting from this request for approval
of a Special Procurement.