Meeting Date:           November 27, 2006


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase Requisition #37444 to Highland Tractor for the Public Works Department Fleet Division



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase requisition #37444 to Highland Tractor for the Public Works Department Fleet Division for $43,070.40.



This purchase is for a new skid steer loader tractor, John Deere model CT322, to be used by the Public Works Streets Division.  This is a new equipment purchase.


This purchase is being made using the State of Florida Sheriff’s Association contract #06-14-0821 Specification 51.  This contract is available for use to Florida municipalities.  Manufacturers on the Sheriffs’ contract are Case, Caterpillar, John Deere and Volvo.  The Fleet Manager has evaluated the different manufacturers and has selected the John Deere model CT322 as the one that best meets the needs of the City.  In addition, the John Deere has the lowest base price cost among all manufacturers available.  This purchase will be made from a local vendor.  All other manufacturers are available from dealers outside the Leesburg area.



1.  Approve the purchase as stated above for $43,070.40; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

Funds have been budgeted and are available in the replacement equipment purchase account.


Submission Date and Time:    11/22/2006 12:53 PM____


Department: __Public Works – Fleet____

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. _001-5110-519.64-13__


Project No. __FLEET___________


WF No. _____WF0412884 / ______


Budget  _____$1,268,330_________


Available ____$778,733__________