AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           January 23, 2012

 

FROM:                       Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager, for

                                    Jimmy Feagle, Deputy Public Works Director

 

SUBJECT:                  Purchase request 44227 to Maroone Dodge of Pembroke Pines acquiring replacement Police vehicles by the Fleet Services Division

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase request 44227 for the purchase of eleven police pursuit vehicles from Maroone Dodge of Pembroke Pines, Florida for a total cost of $230,384.00.

 

Analysis:

The Fleet Services Division has requested the purchase of eleven model year 2012 Dodge Charger police pursuit vehicles to replace the same number of existing patrol vehicles.  This purchase will result in the auction of eleven aging vehicles with higher than average maintenance and operation costs and their removal from fleet.

 

The Ford Crown Victoria pursuit vehicle used by the City is no longer manufactured and available from the Ford Motor Company.  The Police Department and Fleet Services has evaluated the available policy pursuit vehicles and considers the Dodge Charger to be the vehicle most comparable to the Ford Crown Victoria.  The Dodge Charger comes standard with a V6 engine that produces more horsepower that the Ford Crown Victoria V8; therefore a V8 engine upgrade was not requested in the Charger. The Dodge Charger is the least expensive in its class of police vehicles and has a cost which is less than last year’s Ford Crown Victoria. The Dodge Charger comes standard with a 5 year/100,000 mile power train warranty that has never been included with the Crown Victoria.

 

The Chevy Caprice police vehicle was considered, however, the cost would have been approximately $3,800 more per vehicle.  

 

The Florida Sheriff Associations contract base price of each vehicle is $20,919.00.  Fleet Services has added only one option of having the rear door locks and windows disabled for a cost of $25.00.  This brings the total cost of each vehicle to $20,944.00.  This purchase will be made using the Florida Sheriffs Association Bid No. 11-19-0907 from the awarded vendor Maroone Dodge of Pembroke Pines, FL.  The Sheriffs contract is available for use by municipalities and saves our City and other agencies considerable time.

 


 

VEHICLES BEING REPLACED

 

Unit No.

Vehicle Year & Model

Current Miles

812

2003 Ford Crown Victoria

89,379

829

2003 Ford Crown Victoria

84,763

848

2003 Ford Crown Victoria

86,405

851

2003 Ford Crown Victoria

94,271

852

2003 Ford Crown Victoria

86,463

853

2003 Ford Crown Victoria

102,659

857

2003 Ford Crown Victoria

87,883

868

2003 Ford Crown Victoria

90,809

8021

2004 Ford Crown Victoria

95,812

8022

2004 Ford Crown Victoria

103,752

8041

2005 Ford Crown Victoria

95,452

 

 

Options:

1. Approve the purchase of eleven new vehicles from Maroone Dodge for a total of $230,384.00; or

2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact:

The funds for the vehicle purchases were budgeted and are available in the Equipment Purchase – New and Equipment Purchase – Replacement account as shown here.

 

Submission Date and Time:    1/20/2012 11:06 AM_____

 

Department: _ Public Works/Fleet Services

Prepared by:  _Mike Thornton_________                     

Attachments:         Yes _X__   No ______

Advertised: ______ Not Required __X__                       

Dates: ________________________                  

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No _X___                                                  

______________________ __________         

Revised 6/10/04 

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. ________JB________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _001-5110-519-6413__

Project No. __Fleet_____________

 

WF No. ___WF0747231_________

Jobs: 015 through 025____________

 

Budget  _____$352,000.00________

 

Available _____________________