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File #: 21-0437    Version: 1
Type: Award of bid, rfp, etc. Status: Passed
File created: 3/24/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Approve the award of Cooperative Procurement 21-192, Janitorial Supplies, to W.W. Grainger Inc. for an amount not to exceed $145,000 and for a one-year term




Approve the award of Cooperative Procurement 21-192, Janitorial Supplies, to W.W.  Grainger Inc. for an amount not to exceed $145,000 and for a one-year term



DEPARTMENT:                     Department of Public Works


SUBMITTED BY:                     Richard Dublinski, Director





The Department of Public Works - Public Building Operations Division (PBO) is responsible for maintaining the City’s facilities and public spaces, including the Central Business District (CDB), and parking decks. As part of this responsibility, PBO obtains the janitorial supplies used at facilities and distributes the supplies to the custodial contractors and staff for use.


In previous years, PBO has secured supplies via quotes. In 2019, PBO conducted an internal assessment regarding the procurement and in-house inventory management of janitorial supplies in an effort to improve operations including an analysis to determine if the janitorial supplies should be bid or to transition to a national cooperative contract. Staff evaluated cooperatives with six supply vendors and recommended the use of a cooperative janitorial supply contract to facilitate the purchase and distribution of  supplies.


In July 2019, the city manager awarded Cooperative Contract 19-211 for a one-year term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  City Council approved Change Order #1 on February 18, 2020. The original award amount was based solely on historical spending of the Department of Public Works. The change order was processed to include other accounts, add additional funds for downtown maintenance and accurately budget for chemical and paper products. On July 21, 2020 the City Council awarded Cooperative Contract 20-265 for janitorial supplies.



Staff recommends continuing the use of an approved cooperative contract, OMNIA Partners Cooperative Contract 192163 through W.W. Grainger Inc., for the procurement of the janitorial supplies.


Grainger has assisted the City with increasing cost savings by finding comparable products at lower prices. In addition, Grainger has helped the City customize the Keepstock program, an inventory management solution, to ensure that spending does not exceed the monthly allocation for each location by setting product ordering limits.


The award amount includes funding for supplies necessary to continue to maintain City facilities and the downtown.  COVID-19 caused a destabilization in the market for custodial supplies, which has resulted in difficulty in obtaining products.  The award amount reflects the current spending and the additional supplies needed due to COVID-19.


The term of this contract is one year from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.





Janitorial supplies are expensed to the custodial supplies and operating supplies accounts listed below.  A total of $171,500 is budgeted for cleaning and sanitation supplies in 2021.  The requested award is within the budgeted amount for this expense.


Account Number

Fund Description

Total Budget Amount


General Fund



General Fund



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