Meeting Date:           August 14, 2006


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase Requisition #36798 to Ten-8-Fire Equipment, Inc. for the Fire Department



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase requisition #36798 to Ten-8-Fire Equipment, Inc. for four sets of rescue extrication tools for $112,000.



The Fire Department received an $84,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to purchase  four (4) sets of rescue extrication tools.  These tools will be used by the department for rescue of victims from vehicles and other situations that may require powered extrication tools.  The City’s contribution will come from Impact Fees. 


This is a sole source purchase of Holmatro Rescue Equipment from Ten-8-Fire Equipment, Inc. of Bradenton, Florida.  Holmatro brand equipment uses a patented single coaxial hose system that has many benefits including eliminating equipment failure due to hose kinks.  The purchase of this equipment will supplement the current equipment and take advantage of fire personnel training already received.  The Purchasing Division has a letter on file from Holmatro Rescue Equipment granting sole distributorship in the State of Florida to Ten-8-Fire Equipment, Inc.



1.  Approve the purchase of $112,000; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact:

The City has received $84,000 in the grant of $84,000.  The City’s matching portion of $28,000 has been transferred from Impact Fees already collected. 


Submission Date and Time:    8/9/2006 1:10 PM8/8/2006 10:31 AM____

Department:  Fire Department

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. __________________                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager _________RS_________


Account No. __001-2220-522.64-10__


Project No. ___EMS001__________


WF No. ______NA______________


Budget  ______$136,000 _________


Available _____$112,000  __________