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File #: 17-6878   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 1/11/2018
Posting Language: An Ordinance accepting the bid from Ancira Motor Company to provide the Solid Waste Management Department with eleven right hand drive compact sport utility vehicles for a total cost of $353,045.00, funded from the FY 2018 Solid Waste Operating and Maintenance Fund. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. 61-9552 Ancira Motor Co, 2. Bid Tab, 3. 1295, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Ordinance 2018-01-11-0003
DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Purchase of Right Hand Drive Compact SUV's


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the acceptance of a contract with Ancira Motor Company to provide the Solid Waste Management Department with eleven additional right hand drive compact sport utility vehicles for a total cost of $353,045.00. The right hand drive compact sport utility vehicles will be purchased utilizing funds available from the FY 2018 Solid Waste Operating and Maintenance Fund Budget.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Submitted for City Council consideration and action is the attached tabulation of two bids to provide the Solid Waste Management Department with eleven right hand drive compact sport utility vehicles for a total cost of $353,045.00. This purchase will provide eleven additional right hand drive compact sport utility vehicles to the City's fleet and will be used by the SWMD for curb side inspection of Recycle and Organics Collection Bins.

Since the implementation to the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) system for garbage, recycling, and organics collection programs, the inspection of the recycling and organics carts is critical to minimize contamination. With a standard truck configuration, inspectors have to stop and get out of the vehicle to perform the inspection which requires additional time. The time required to perform this action does not allow inspectors to meet their performance expectations. In FY 2017, SWMD reconfigured six standard pickup trucks to right hand drive vehicles and budgeted for five additional right hand drive vehicles. The right hand drive vehicles permit inspectors to stop next to the carts to inspect the contents from within the vehicle. If the inspector sees a contaminated cart they can tag the cart, take a picture of the contamination inside the cart, and the house in the background, to substantiate the contamination came from that resident. The use of right ha...

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