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File #: 21-3881   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/10/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance extending the existing Municipal Tow Manager Agreement with United Road Towing d/b/a United Road Vehicle Management Solutions, by 22 months effective December 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023 for an estimated annual amount to the City of $340,557.00 to be deposited in the General Fund. [María Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; William McManus, Chief of Police]
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DEPARTMENT: Police


DEPARTMENT HEAD: William McManus, Chief of Police


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-wide


SUBJECT: Extension of the current Municipal Tow Manager Agreement for the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Department


SUMMARY:

This ordinance will authorize the extension of the current Municipal Tow Manager Agreement between the City of San Antonio (City) and United Road Towing d/b/a United Road Vehicle Management Solutions (URVMS) for the period of 22 months, effective December 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023. The purpose of this agreement is to provide police-directed towing management services in addition to incident management of heavy-duty accidents for the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On May 28, 2015, City Council passed ordinance 2015-05-28-0462 approving the negotiation and execution of the Municipal Tow Manager Agreement (Agreement) between the City and URVMS. The initial term of the Agreement commenced on December 1, 2015 and terminated on November 30, 2019. On October 14, 2019, the City exercised its option to renew the agreement by the renewal term of one additional two-year period beginning on December 1, 2019 and terminating on November 30, 2021.

URVMS oversees and manages five local small business subcontractors to perform all towing and tow dispatch services required by SAPD. In addition, URVMS provides the Incident Management services to directly oversee the recoveries of all major traffic incidents within the City limits, including all heavy-duty accidents. Since the implementation of this agreement, the first of its kind in the State, overall response time from time of tow truck request until the tow truck arrived on the scene vastly improved within the City from 45 minutes to 14 minutes.



ISSUE:

This ordinance will authorize extending the current Municipal Tow Manager Agreement between the City and URVMS for the period of 22 months. This e...

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