Agenda Item No. VI. B. 3.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Student Recreation and Wellness Center Cardiovascular and Training Equipment



DESCRIPTION:



The Office of Student Life is requesting approval to purchase cardiovascular and resistance training equipment for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The focus of the Cardiovascular and Resistance Training area within the Student Recreation and Wellness Center is to provide well-rounded exercise options for a diverse population of users. A plan has been developed for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center to accommodate the beginner to the advance exerciser as well as people with special needs. An extensive review of equipment was conducted by attending national recreational conferences and contacting and visiting other university and community recreational facilities.



The cardiovascular and resistance training equipment requested is available through a State of Kansas contract established to equip the University of Kansas student recreational center. The fitness equipment contract awarded to Advance Exercise Equipment of Louisburg, Kansas was competitively bid by the State of Kansas Division of Purchases and contract pricing is available to political subdivisions of the State of Kansas. The Office of Student Life is requesting approval to purchase cardiovascular and resistance training equipment in an amount not-to-exceed $175,000.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



Funding will be available from the project budget allocated for the construction of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends approval to award a contract to Advanced Exercise Equipment in an amount not-to-exceed $175,000.



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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