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Meeting Date: 3/26/2019
Item Creation Date: 2/22/2019

N28883 - Picarro G2307® Formaldehyde Gas Concentration Analyzer - MOTION

Agenda Item#: 42.

MOTION by Council Member Cohen/Seconded by Council Member Davis to adopt recommendation from Chief Procurement Officer to award to PICARRO, INC for Picarro G2307® Formaldehyde Gas Concentration Analyzers for the Houston Health Department - $90,600.00 - Grant Funds


This was Item 6 on Agenda of March 20, 2019


Sole Source for S21-N28883 - Approve the sole source purchase of Picarro G2307® formaldehyde gas concentration analyzers from Picarro, Inc. in the total amount of $90,600.00 for the Houston Health Department.


Specific Explanation:

The Director of the Houston Health Department and the Chief Procurement Officer recommend that City Council approve the sole source purchase of Picarro G2307® formaldehyde gas concentration analyzers from Picarro, Inc. in the total amount of $90,600.00 for the Houston Health (HHD) and that authorization be given to issue a purchase order. The Picarro G2307® formaldehyde gas concentration analyzers will be used by the HHD's Bureau of Pollution Control and Prevention staff.  This project aims to 1) identify and profile air toxic sources posing the highest population risk in Houston and 2) evaluate the impact of emission reduction measures where formaldehyde is the largest risk driver.  Additionally, this equipment addresses the goals and objectives of the Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring grant awarded to the HHD in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency mandates.


Picarro, Inc. is the sole source manufacturer, designer, and distributor for the Picarro G2307® formaldehyde gas concentration analyzer in the United States.


This recommendation is made pursuant to Chapter 252, Section 252.022 (a) (7) (A) "a procurement of items that are available from only one source, including: items that are available from only one source because of patents, copyrights, secret processes, or natural monopolies" of the Texas Local Government Code for exempted procurements. 


M/WBE Participation:

Zero-percentage goal document approved by the Office of Business Opportunity.


Hire Houston First:

This procurement is exempt from the City's Hire Houston First Ordinance.  Bids/proposals were not solicited because the department is utilizing a sole source supplier for this purchase.


Fiscal Note:

No Fiscal Note is required on grant items. 






Jerry Adams, Chief Procurement Officer

Finance/Strategic Procurement Division

Department Approval Authority

Amount and Source of Funding:

$90,600.00 Federal Government - Grant Funded

Fund No.: 5000

Contact Information:

Desiree Heath          832-393-8742

Laura Guthrie           832-393-8735

Porfirio Villarreal       832-393-5041

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