Staff recommends approval of purchase requisition #37444 to Ring Power Corporation for the Public Works Department Fleet Division for $117,900.
This purchase is a new tractor with a side arm mower attachment. This piece of equipment will replace an existing tractor and side arm mower that has reached the end of its life and is currently hampered by many mechanical problems. These problems are caused both by its age and design or configuration. This new piece of equipment will be assigned to the Environmental Services Department, Stormwater Division and will be used to mow all the City maintained retention ponds and some right-of-way areas.
This purchase is being made using the State of Florida Sheriff’s Association contract #06-14-0821 Specification 55. This contract is available for use to Florida municipalities. Manufacturers available on the Sheriffs’ contract are the Challenger (Caterpillar) and John Deere. The Fleet Manager has evaluated both manufacturers equipment and deemed the Challenger to have the base features and options that best meet the needs of the City. In addition the method used to attach the side arm mower to the tractor is preferred over the other manufacturer’s design. This preferred method of attachment should result in fewer problems and repairs as experienced by the current piece of equipment.
1. Approve the purchase as stated above in the amount of $117,900; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funds are available for this purchase in the account ‘new equipment’ account listed.
Department: _Public Works, Fleet _____
Prepared by: _Mike Thornton_________
Attachments: Yes__X_ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required __X___
Attorney Review : Yes___ No __X_
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager _________RS__________
Account No. _001-5110-519.64-12___
Project No. __FLEET____________
WF No. _ ___WF0412884_/ 057____