Meeting Date:           March 26, 2007


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase Requisition #37927 to Container Systems & Equipment for the purchase of an automated solid waste collection truck.



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase requisition #37927 to Container Systems & Equipment for $191,675.00.



The Fleet Services Division has requested purchase of an automated solid waste collection truck to replace an existing truck in the fleet.  The new truck will be assigned to the Solid Waste Division of Public Works.


The recommended truck is a 28 yard fully automatic side loading Lodal EVO T28.  This truck uses an automated arm to reach out and grasp refuse containers set at the curbside.  The arm then dumps the can into the truck and replaces it at its curbside location.  This truck does not require the driver to get out of the truck and manually set each container to be emptied.  Analysis has shown that the new automated truck will save time and facilitate collection of more containers than the existing side loading collection trucks.


If approved, the purchase of this truck will replace unit #906 which is  ais a smaller 20 yard 1996 Lodal semi-automatic side loading truck.  Unit #906 currently has 14,000 hours with maintenance costs of $31,630 since October 1, 2003.


The purchase is being made using an existing agreement between the City of Miami Beach, Florida and Container Systems & Equipment.  The Purchasing Division has reviewed the bid and resulting agreement.  The current agreement is in effect and has been made available to other government agencies.  The agreement was formed after issuing a request for bids and using an open and competitive method to obtain the bid responses. 



1. Approve purchase requisition #37927 to Container Systems & Equipment Co., Inc. for $191,675.00, or;

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

Funds were budgeted and are available in the Fleet Services equipment replacement account listed here.


Submission Date and Time:    3/21/2007 4:26 PM3/20/2007 2:59 PM3/20/2007 2:58 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 / 045___


Budget  _____$1,268,330.00_______


Available ____375,204.90_______