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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)
 
 
Body
WHEREAS, one 75' Aerial Truck is required by the Division of Power to maintain the city's electric distribution systems and other related infrastructure; and  
 
WHEREAS, the Purchasing Office opened formal bids on April 18, 2013 for the purchase of one 75' Aerial Truck for the Division of Power; and
WHEREAS, the Division of Power recommends an award to be made to the lowest responsive and responsible and best bidder, Rush Truck Centers of Ohio, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, a contract will be issued by the Purchasing Office in accordance with the terms, conditions and specifications of Solicitation Number: SA004883 on file in the Purchasing Office; now, therefore
BE IT ORADINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
SECTION 1.  That the Director of Finance and Management be and is hereby authorized to establish a contract with Rush Truck Centers of Ohio, Inc. for the purchase of one 75' Aerial Truck for the Division of Power, in accordance with specifications on file in the Purchasing Office.
 
SECTION 2.  That the expenditure of $246,605.00 much thereof as may be needed is hereby authorized from Electricity Operating Fund 550, Department 60-07, OCA Code 606723, Object Level One 06, Object Level Three 6652, to pay the cost thereof.
 
SECTION 3.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.
SECTION 4.  That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.