The vehicle will be used by the staff of the Urban Forestry & Beautification Division to cut down trees and tree limbs hanging over streets. It is a replacement vehicle.
The purchase will be accomplished via Request for Proposal (RFP) Contract #042815-TER, initiated by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), whereby Terex Utilities, was one of the successful vendors contracted to provide Heavy & Agriculture Equipment. Terex Utilities has authorized FEVA to sell the XTPro product under the NJPA contract. The contract, which commenced May 19, 2015, is good through May 18, 2019. The National Joint Powers Alliance is a Service Cooperative created by Minnesota Statute 123A.21. This statute was created in 1978 and revised in 1995 to allow participating governmental and municipal agencies to reduce the cost of purchased goods by leveraging their combined purchasing power. The bid process utilized by National Joint Powers Alliance meets the requirements of the City’s Procurement Ordinance; additionally, cooperative purchasing is authorized per Article 9-101 of the Procurement Ordinance.
Funds are being carried over from the FY15 budget due to forgoing the refurbishment of two additional bucket trucks originally budgeted at $225,000 ($75,000 for each truck) in the FY15 budget. One truck was refurbished in FY15 but the additional two trucks were not because of refurbished part availability and obsolescence. $193,741 was the remaining available balance for the refurbishment of the aforementioned bucket trucks in FY15: Paving Fund – Public Works – Right of Way Maintenance – Heavy Trucks; 0203-260-3120-ROWM-7723.
WHEREAS, to accomplish this purchase, the Department of Public Works is participating in Bid No 14-12-0904 administered by the Florida Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Association of Counties. The cooperative bid was administered by the aforementioned organizations to be extended and guaranteed to any and all units of local governments and public safety agencies. The bid contract covers the period of October 3, 2014 – September 30, 2015. The procurement process administered by the entities in the State of Florida meets the procurement requirements of Columbus Consolidated Government. The City’s Procurement Ordinance, Article 9-101, “Cooperative Purchasing Authorized,” allows for participation in this Bid; and,
WHEREAS, Nortrax, Inc. is one of the awarded manufacturers on the contract, for Cab & Chassis Trucks & Other Fleet Equipment. Flint Equipment Co. is the authorized John Deere dealer in this area, and has been authorized by Nortrax, Inc., to sell this equipment to the City utilizing FSA Contract #14-12-0904.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to purchase one (1) 444K Articulated Loader at a unit price of $108,332.97, and one (1) 644K Wheel Loader at a unit price of $212,876.58, from Nortrax, Inc. (Fort Myers, FL) [c/o selling dealer: Flint Equipment Co., Columbus, GA], for a total cost of $321,209.55. Funds are budgeted in the FY16 Budget as follows: 444K Articulated Loader – Integrated Waste Management Fund – Public Works – Recycling Center – Capital Expend-Over $5,000; 0207-260-3570-RCYL-7761. 644K Wheel Loader – Paving Fund – Public Works – Right of Way Maintenance – Heavy Trucks; 0203-260-3110-ROWM-7723.