Agenda Item No. VI. B. 1. b. 2)

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: New Emergency Electrical Service for KTWU Transmitter Building



DESCRIPTION: KTWU requests approval to award a contract based on a low bid of $88,864.00 for a new Emergency Generator System for the KTWU-TV transmitter site. This generator will provide electrical power to the KTWU transmitter building in the event of the failure of primary electrical power from Westar Energy.



Please note KTWU has contractual leases with other broadcast partners and data delivery services who utilize the KTWU transmission site as their primary service delivery site. Therefore, emergency power will be provided to KTMJ television, Commerce Bank (for data transmission), Mid-Kansas Inc. (for microwave transmission) and the analog and digital transmitters of KTWU-TV.



There were four qualified bidders for the project as follows:



Bidder Bid



Davin Electric $ 88,864.00

Torgeson Electric $ 89,700.00

Ace Electric $103,165.00

Heartland Electric $103,181.00



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



KTWU funds are available and will be utilized for this purchase.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends the Board of Regents approve awarding a contract to Davin Electric in the amount of $88,864.



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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