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File #: 2115-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contracts with Bobcat Enterprises, Inc. for the purchase of skid steer front loader with trailer; to authorize the expenditure of up to $79,219.00 from the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund to purchase the equipment; and to declare an emergency. ($79,219.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2115-2021 - Financials, 2. Skid Steer Front Loader - Approval Needed
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract and issue purchase orders as needed with Bobcat Enterprises, Inc. to purchase a skid steer front loader with a trailer. This purchase will be made for the Department of Public Service, Division of Traffic Management.

The Division of Traffic Management will use the equipment to remove debris and other heavy materials on job sites. The City of Columbus, Fleet Management Division, approved the purchase of this equipment to replace equipment that has reached the end of its useful life.

The Purchasing Office advertised and solicited competitive bids in accordance with the relevant provisions of City Code Chapter 329 relating to competitive bidding (Solicitation RFQ019086) through Vendor Services. The City received two bids for the skid steer front loader with a trailer on July 22, 2021, and they were tabulated as follows:

Company Name Bid Amount City/State Majority/MBE/FBE
Southeastern Equipment Co, Inc. $74,016.30 Dublin, OH Majority
Bobcat Enterprises, Inc. $79,219.00 Hamilton, OH Majority

Southeastern Equipment Co was the lowest bidder. However, they did not meet the minimum weight lifting requirements per the specifications, making the bidder unresponsive. The award is to be made to Bobcat Enterprises, Inc. as the lowest responsive and responsible and best bidder for all lines of its bid of $79,219.00.

Searches in the System for Award Management (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings again...

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