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File #: 1187-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2013 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2013 Final action: 7/18/2013
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract with Rush Truck Centers of Ohio, Inc. for the purchase of one 75’ Aerial Truck for the Division of Power and to authorize the expenditure of $246,605.00 from the Electricity Operating Fund. ($246,605.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1187-2013Fleet Approval, 2. ORD1187-2013Recommendation, 3. ORD1187-2013Information
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract with Rush Truck Centers of Ohio for the purchase of one 75’ Aerial Truck. This unit will be used by the Division of Power to maintain the city's electric distribution systems and other related infrastructure. This unit will replace BT-18154 which is beyond its useful life. This purchase was approved by Fleet Management. In support of the Mayor's Get Green Columbus initiative, this vehicle incorporates a clean-burn engine that operates with reduced air emissions.

The Purchasing Office advertised and solicited competitive bids in accordance with Section 329.06 (Solicitation SA004883). Forty nine (49) vendors (47 MAJ/2 MBR) were solicited and one (1) bid (1 MAJ) was received and opened on April 18, 2013 for the purchase of one 75’ Aerial Truck. Rush Truck Centers of Ohio, 4200 Currency Drive, Columbus, OH 43228 was the lowest responsive and responsible and best bidder (sole-bidder on items 1,2,4,5). Rush Truck Centers of Ohio submitted a No-Bid on Item #3. The Division of Power recommend that they be awarded one 75’ Aerial Truck at a price of $246,605.00.

The company is not debarred according to the Excluded Party Listing System of the Federal Government or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of State Unresolved Findings for Recovery Certified Search.

SUPPLIER: Rush Truck Centers of Ohio, Inc., Contract Compliance Number: 46-1123337, expires 01/07/2015. This supplier does not hold MBE/FBE status.

FISCAL IMPACT: $246,605.00 is budgeted for this purchase. There were no similar purchases in 2011 or 2012.


Title

To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract with Rush Truck Centers of Ohio, Inc. for the purchase of one 75’ Aerial Truck for the Division of Power and to authorize the expenditure of $246,605.00 from the Electricity Operating Fund. ($246,605.00)


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