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File #: 22-0763    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 8/19/2022 In control: Procurement Committee
On agenda: 9/1/2022 Final action: 9/1/2022
Title: Authorization to make payment to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) for 2022/2023 subscription fees, in an amount not to exceed $10,768.65, Account 101-15000-612280

TRANSMITTAL LETTER FOR BOARD MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON PROCUREMENT

 

Mr. Brian A. Perkovich, Executive Director

 

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Authorization to make payment to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) for 2022/2023 subscription fees, in an amount not to exceed $10,768.65, Account 101-15000-612280

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Dear Sir:

 

Authorization is requested to make payment, by direct voucher, to ASTM, in an amount not to exceed $10,768.65 for 2022/2023 subscription fees. The term of the District’s subscription is August 8, 2022, to August 8, 2023.

 

Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest international standards developing organizations. Their leadership in international standards development is driven by the contributions of their members: more than 30,000 of the world’s top technical experts and business professionals representing 140 countries.

 

ASTM is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. They use science, engineering, and sound judgment to improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems, and services. Businesses, governments, and individuals collaborate openly and transparently in their technical committees, ensuring their standards combine market relevance with the highest technical quality. ASTM standards are used and accepted worldwide and cover areas such as metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services, devices and electronics, advanced materials, and much more.  This subscription allows the District access to the most up-to-date technical standards, research, and resources provided by the ASTM. Staff uses this information to write contract specifications and review submittals for work to be performed by contractors.

 

Inasmuch as ASTM subscription is not available through any other source, nothing would be gained by advertising for bids (Section 11.4 of the Purchasing Act).

 

It is hereby recommended that the Board of Commissioners authorize payment, by direct voucher, to ASTM International, in an amount not to exceed $10,768.65.

 

Funds are available in Account 101-15000-612280.

 

Requested, Shellie A. Riedle, Administrative Services Officer, CO:PS

Recommended, Darlene A. LoCascio, Director of Procurement and Materials Management

Respectfully Submitted, Barbara J. McGowan, Chairman Committee on Procurement

Disposition of this agenda item will be documented in the official Regular Board Meeting Minutes of the Board of Commissioners for September 1, 2022