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1999-03 Thor Guard Inc Contract-Lightning Prediction System in Parks , 0" RESOLUTION NO.: 99 - 0 3 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT WITH THOR GUARD, INC. FOR LIGHTNING PREDICTION SYSTEMS IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,000, APPROVING SAID PURCHASE AS A SOLE SOURCE BID, FINDING THAT SIMILAR BIDS WERE APPROVED AT THE SAME PRICE BY THE CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS AND, THEREFORE CONSTITUTE A COOPERATIVE PURCHASING ARRANGEMENT, FINDING THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITY NOT TO EMPLOY FURTHER COMPETITIVE BIDS AND FINDING THAT THOR GUARD, INC. IS THE SOLE SOURCE FOR THE TYPE OF PRODUCT REQUIRED. WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Parkland has received a bid for lightning prediction systems for its recreational facilities in the amount of $17,000 from Thor Guard, Inc.; and WHEREAS, Thor Guard, Inc., has submitted a similar bid and has been awarded a contract by the City of Coral Springs; and WHEREAS, the City finds it in its best interest not to employ the full extent of the competitive bidding procedures set forth in Section 2-143 and 2-144 of the City Code; and WHEREAS, the City finds that those competitive bidding procedures would not properly serve the best interest of the City and also finds that the award of said contract would satisfy the requirements of Section 2-146 with regard to cooperative purchasing; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The City Commission does hereby authorize the Mayor or City Manager to enter into a contract with Thor Guard, Inc. for the price of $17,000 for lightning prediction systems. Section 2. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its passage and adoption. PASSED AND ADOPTED TIDS..1LDAY OF FEBRUARY, 1999. CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA SALJI!~ ATTEST: ,~~~ SUSAN ARMSTRONG, C.. . . CITY CLERK APP~ .// ORM . LA/1 / ...../~-- WS S. MA CITY ATTORNEY LEGALITY: -- IHOR ....:;Z:"UARO, INC. . "t Lightning Prediction Systems December 28, 1998 Mr. James Cowen, Director Parkland Park & Recreation Dept. 6500 Parkside Drive Parkland, FL 33067 Dear Mr.Cowen: Thank you for requesting information on THOR GUARD and Voice of THOR. We manufacture these systems in the United States, and we stand alone in offering the world's only lightning PREDICTION computer. For flexibility, the system is specifically engineered to work in either a manual or automatic mode. THOR GUARD uses a highly sophisticated sensor and computer to measure and analyze the electrostatic field in the atmosphere. Lightning originates within this field, thus allowing THOR GUARD to make calculations predicting its occurrence, even though there may be no visible evidence of lightning. This is the primary reason why THOR GUARD was chosen over everyone as the only stand alone lightning warning system for the Atlanta Olympics. THOR GUARD was chosen over lightning "detection" systems because they all require the occurrence of an. actual lightning strike before a warning is given. Many times this is just too late. Couple our prediction capability with the Voice of THOR, an interactive horn warning system, and you have a true, automatic advance warning system second to none! Recently, this combination has become a vigilant watchdog for many park districts, schools and playgrounds nationwide. These municipals organizations have-joined all major U.S. - golf tours and most United States Golf Association sections in the daily use of THOR GUARD's accurate lightning prediction capabilities! THOR GUARD manufactures two different models, the LIOO and the L50. Both monitor as much as a 15 miles radius around your area of desired protection and constantly update you as to the lightning hazard potential. This coverage may also be adjusted to provide as much or as little advance warning as desired. The Ll 00 utilizes a video screen that displays threat levels both graphically and alpha numerically. The L50 interprets the data internally and provides three levels of hazard, Caution, Warning and Red Alert. Both models may be automatically interfaced with a variety of switching equipment such as lights, horns, or pagers, by utilizing our Voice of THOR base console (LIOO) or our new Master Alarm Control (L50). - THOR GUARD has provided accurate and dependable lightning protection for a broad base of c1ient~since 1974. This represents literally millions of hours of safe operations for clients that range from the U.S. Government, airlines, state and local agencies, the explosives industry, and schools, to variety of recreational users. It is THOR GUARD's unique ability to PREDICT lightning that continues to make the difference. Please call me if you have any questions at (954) 835-0900. Sincerely, ~ri ffiwr~ Peter L. Townsend President PL T/jg Enc. 1193 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway · Sunrise, FL 33323 · (954) 835-0900 . Fax: (954) 835-0808 .,,-"" IHOR -:Z-UARO, INC. .. Lightning Prediction Systems December 28, 1998 Mr. James Cowen, Director Parkland Park & Recreation Dept. 6500 Parkside Drive Parkland, FL 33067 Dear Jim, I'm sorry we couldn't connect the other day but I did manage to survey two of your three locations. The following is my proposal for a "turn-key" THOR GUARD lightning prediction system: 1. 50 acre park: Install (1) THOR GUARD Model L50 console with Master Alarm Control (MAC) in the concession stand connected to (1) Voice of THOR Base Horn system with transmitter and strobe light. Cost: Equipment: $8400.00 Installation: 600.00 Total: $9000.00 ~ . , 2. 5 acre park: Install (1) Voice of THOR Remote with horns and strobe light controlled from adjacent 50 acre park. Note: We will need to run on site test to insure that the power lines do not interfere with RF signal: Cost: Equipment: $2400.00 Installation: 300.00 Total: $2700.00 3. 7 acre riding facility: Install (1) THORGUARDIAN system: Cost: Equipment: $4995.00 Installation: 300.00 Total: $5295.00 Enclosed please find supporting and specifications material. Sincerely, ~e~ 1193 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway. Sunrise, FL 33323. (954) 835-0900. Fax: (954) 835-0808 MOBILE WEATlIER TEAM, INC~'-'- 26243 SCHUCK RD. WASHINGTON, IL 61571 " .- (309) 444-7706 (309) 444-4841 FAX November 24, 1998 Mr. Bob Dugan Thor Guard, V.P. Marketing & Sales 1926 Prairie Square Suite 213 Schaumburg, IL 60159-0340 Dear Mr. Dugan: On behalf of my staff and.me, I would like to thank Thor Guard and its staff for all the support over the years. The Mobile Weather Team started using Thor Guard in 1993 and have not found any other piece of equipment that even comes close to doing what Thor Guard can do. As a meteorologist for 16 years, and owner/president of the Mobile Weather Team, it is my job to make sure my staff always uses the best meteorological equipment available. Thor Guard continues to meet our standards day after day, even amazing us on occasion with its ability to predict lightning accurately. Our meteorologists use the L-IOO Thor Guard approximately 12 hours a day, 6 days a , week, 48 weeks a year at nearly 130 outdoor sporting events'; We have used it in 35 states and 4 different countries with various types of terrain, creating a variety of atmospheric challenges for Thor Guard. It continues to meet every challenge and perform flawlessly. Congratulations again on a true lightning prediction system! , Sincerely, /l7~/ff-tN'l~ Mike McClellan President 'WF TRACK THE STORMS AND GIVE YOU TIME TO PREPARE- RECREATION PA AND PARK - RK DISTRICT RIDGE ~~ ~. " 1t} /-! '.A'.'.i..i.'~l .~.... -, \-: 2701 Sibley Avenue Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 (847) 692-5127 Fax: (847) 318-6808 Mr. Robert Dugan THOR GUARD, Inc. 1193 Sawgrass' Corporate Parkway Sunrise, FL 33323 Dear Bob: As you know, a popular Park Ridge student and soccer referee was killed by a rogue lightning strike in 1996. The lightning struck Scott ten minutes after the storm had passed. At the time, the strike was described as "rogue" because weather experts indicated that such strikes were rare and not likely to reoccur. The Park Ridge Park District researched the lightning warning product marketplace and decided 10 purchase THOR GUARD on the strength of your customers' success with the system:! The evening of our dedication ceremony, exactly one year to the day of Scott's tragic death, the Voice of THOR at Hinkley Field sounded with no indication of severe weather anywhere. As you and Chicago are now well aware, ten minutes after the warning sounded and the fields cleared, another rogue strike struck the field, a first strike from ten or more miles away. This time no one was injured! Had we not installed THOR GUARD, someone would have been killed or injured. Park-Ridge now has several years' use of THOR under its belt, and we are grateful to your very supportive customers for directing us to your company. Your personnel have been helpful every step of the way and our community is a safer place to live and play because THOR GUARD is a daily part of our lives. Bob, again, thank you for playing an important role in our past, present and future. Sincerely, PARK RIDGE RECREA nON AND PARK DISTRICT ~D~ Steven K. Meyer, Director SKM:js Serving The Community Since 1914 NOTE: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. :.~ -. THOR GUARD, INC. MODEL LSO PRICE LIST January 1, 1999 ',," THOR GUARD Model LSO Liqhtning Prediction System. including: THOR GUARD L50 Computer Console Hyperstatic Assembly (sensor) & Triaxial Cable (up to 150') Power Surge Protection Bar (UPS Recommended) Two (2) Year Limited Warranty on Parts & Labor (Extended Warranty available) Staff Training and Installation Video Tapes Operations and Trou_bleshooting Manuals Sales Price: $4,400.00 THOR GUARD Master Alarm Control' (MAC). including: Interface between Model L50 Computer and Voice of THOR external alarms Sales Price: $1,600.00 Model LSO and MAC also available for Lease @$2,600.00 Per Year VOICE OF THOR External Alarm System. including Two Year Warranty: VOTeD: Base Driver with Transmitter/Computer, External Horn Cluster, Communications/Power Cable & RF Antenna Sales Price: $2,400.00 VOTRC: Remote Receiver/Computer, External Horn Clusfer, 12 Volt Electrical Power System & RF Antenna Sales Price: $2,400.00 All shipments are F,O.B. Sunrise, FL. Prices quoted do not include applicable local or state taxes. Installation prices may vary and should be based on a site review. Extended Warranty for L50 @ $300.00 per/year (includes software upgrades). Quantity discounts offered for multiple use customers. Solar panel (20 watt) with mounting bracket available for remotes @ $350.00. Two-year warranty on equipment does not include batteries, solar panels or UPS. ~ I HORGUARDIAN ~..-- .: SPECIFICATIONS POWER REQUIREMENTS: 120VAC (60HZ) .25 A 30W POWER SUPPLY: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: UL, CSA, VDE MEETS: FCC PART 15 CLASS B POWER CORD: UL, CSA 3 CONDo SJT 6 Ft. FUSE: RESETABLE CIRCUIT BREAKER /SWITCH ENCLOSURE: DIMENSIONS: 13" W x 6 1/2" D x 15 1/4" H SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: UL , CSA, 4X SEALED GRAY FIBERGLASS ENCLOSURE WEIGHT: 26 lb. MODEL L25 THORGUARD: DIMENSIONS: 5.5" W x 1.25" D x 6.875" H POWER: 12V D.C. MEETS: FCC PART 15 CLASS B ALARM LEVEL: USER SELECT, ( LO~MED,HIGH) CURRENT STATUS LED DISPLAY HYPERSTATIC SENSOR: DIMENSIONS: 16" W x 30" H t'! CABLE: 3/8" DOUBLE SHIELD TRIAXIAL 10Ft. WEIGHT: 10 lb. AIR HORN CLUSTER: DIMENSIONS: 19" W x9" H CABLE: I2AWG 4 Condo UV RES. 10Ft. _ OUTPUT: 110 dB @ 10 ft. Up TO 1/2 MILE RANGE AUDIO FREQ.: 600 I 900 Hz POWER: 12V D.C. WEIGHT: 10 lb. STROBE LIGHT: DIMENSIONS: 4" H x 4.5" DIA CABLE: 20 AWG 2 Cond UV RES 8 Ft. LIGHT OUTPUT: 500 CANDELA POWER: 12V D.C. WEIGHT: lib. TIMER: INTERMATIC MODEL DT7 (MODIFIED BY THORGUARD) 7-DAY DIGITAL; 3 YEAR BATTERY USER SELECT ALARM OFF/ON TIME SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THOR GUARD Model L5D . _ Specifications Model: ...; Power requirements: Power supply: Desk top console: Hyperstatic sensor: Sensor cable: L50 110 volts (60 Hz) AC Free standing or wall mounted, Grounded 120 VAC, 60 Hz Dimensions: 3.45" H x 2.68" W x 2.19" D Safety Requirements: UL, CSA, VDE Meets: FCC Part 15 Class B Power Cord: 6 Ft. Dimensions: 8.25" W x 9.25" D x 4.43" H Weight: 4.5 Ibs. Dimensions: 16" W x 30" H Weight: 7.5 Ibs 3/8" double shield triaxial with Teflon core Standard length: 125 feet ~ . ! Sensor Warranty/Extended Warranty. '. · Two (2) year limited Warranty. . Three to Five Year Extended Warranty options available after the second year. THOR GUARD, Inc., 1193 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise, FL 33323 Tel (954) 835-0900 - (888) 571-1212, Fax (954) 835-0808, e-mail: sales@thorguard.com THOR GUARD MASTER ALARM CONTROL :...-. Specifications " Model: MAC Power supply: Free standing or wall mounted, Grounded 120 VAC, 60 Hz 15 VDC@ 1.2 Amp Dimensions: 3.45" H x 2.68" W x 2.19" D Safety Requirements: Ul, CSA, VDE Meets: FCC Part 1 5 Class B Power Cord: 6 Ft. Desk top console: Dimensions: 8.25" W x 9.25" D x 3.25" H Weight: 2.75 Ibs. Comm-link cable: As specified 5 conductor link to transmitter. Interface cable: 2', three conductor with (2) Conxall plugs. Rear View Horn Cluster Warranty / Extended Warranty · Two (2) year limited Warranty. · Three to Five Year Extended Warranty options available after the second year. THOR GUARD, Inc., 1193 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise, Fl 33323 Tel (954) 835-0900 - (888) 571-1212, Fax (954) 835-0808, e-mail: sales@thorguard.com - -- -.--.------.-.- ~ I HORGUARDIAN ... . -. .: SPECIFICATIONS POWER REQUIREMENTS: 120VAC (60HZ) .25 A 30W POWER SUPPLY: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: UL, CSA, VDE MEETS: FCC PART 15 CLASS B POWER CORD: Ul, CSA 3 CONDo SJT 6 Ft. FUSE: RESETABLE CIRCUIT BREAKER ISWITCH ENCLOSURE: DIMENSIONS: 13" W x 6 1/2" D x 15 1/4" H SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: UL , CSA, 4X SEALED GRAY FIBERGLASS ENCLOSURE WEIGHT: 26 lb. MODEL L25 THORGUARD: DIMENSIONS: 5.5" W x 1.25" D x 6.875" H POWER: 12V D.C. MEETS: FCC PART 15 CLASS B ALARM LEVEL: USER SELECl': ( LOVY,MED,HIGH) CURRENT STATUS LED DISPLAY HYPERSTATIC SENSOR: DIMENSIONS: 16" W x 30" HI' ( CABLE: 3/8" DOUBLE SHIELD TRIAXIAL 10Ft. WEIGHT: 10 lb. AIR HORN CLUSTER: DIMENSIONS: 19"W x 9" H CABLE: I2AWG 4 Condo UV RES. 10Ft. _ OUTPUT: 110 dB @ 10ft. Up TO 1/2 MILE RANGE AUDIO FREQ.: 600 I 900 Hz POWER: 12V D.C. WEIGHT: 10 lb. STROBE LIGHT: DIMENSIONS: 4" H x 4.5" DIA , CABLE: 20 AWG 2 Cond UV RES 8 Ft. LIGHT OUTPUT: 500 CANDELA POWER: 12V D.C. WEIGHT: I lb. TIMER: INTERMATIC MODEL DT7 (MODIFIED BY THORGUARD) 7-DAY DIGITAL; 3 YEAR BATTERY USER SELECT ALARM OFFION TIME SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THOR GUARD Model L5D . _ Specifications Model: '4.: L 50 110 volts (60 Hz) AC Power requirements: Free standing or wall mounted, Grounded 120 VAC, 60 Hz Dimensions: 3.45" H x 2.68" W x 2.19" D Safety Requirements: UL, CSA, VDE Meets: FCC Part 1 5 Class B Power Cord: 6 Ft. Dimensions: 8.25" W x 9.25" D x 4.43" H Weight: 4.5 Ibs. Power supply: Desk top console: Dimensions: 16" W x 30" H Weight: 7.5 Ibs 3/8" double shield triaxial with Teflon core Standard length: 125 feet Hyperstatic sensor: Sensor cable: warranty/Extended Warranty. · Two (2) year limited Warranty. . Three to Five Year Extended Warranty options available after the second year. THOR GUARD, Inc., 1193 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise, Fl 33323 Tel (954) 835-0900 - (888) 571-1212, Fax (954) 835-0808, e-mail: sales@thorguard.com THOR GUARD MASTER ALARM CONTROL .....-- Specifications .... Model: MAC Power supply: Free standing or wall mounted, Grounded 120 VAC, 60 Hz 15 VDC @ 1.2 Amp Dimensions: 3.45" H x 2.68" W x 2.19" 0 Safety Requirements: UL, CSA, VDE Meets: FCC Part 1 5 Class B Power Cord: 6 Ft. Desk top console: Dimensions: 8.25" W x 9.25" 0 x 3.25" H Weight: 2.75 Ibs. Comm-link cable: As specified 5 conductor link to transmitter. Interface ~ble: 2', three conductor with (2) Conxall plugs. Rear View Horn Cluster Warranty / Extended Warranty · Two (2) year limited Warranty. · Three to Five Year Extended Warranty options available after the second year. THOR GUARD, Inc., 1193 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise, FL 33323 Tel (954) 835-0900 - (888) 571-1212, Fax (954) 835.0808, e-mail: sales@thorguard.com