The Fire Department will use the five requested fire trucks throughout the City of Fort Worth (City). The two brush trucks will be used to transport personnel and equipment to fight brush, grass and structural fires in areas with limited, off-road access. The two rescue trucks will provide specialized equipment necessary for technical rescue situations such as traffic collisions requiring vehicle extrication, building collapses, confined space rescue and rope rescues. The Spartan fire truck with mid-ladder towers will be used for firefighting operations, emergency medical services and rescue purposes.
The new units will be replacements for old units that can no longer be economically maintained. The new units meet required specifications and are expected to operate satisfactorily during their service lives of 10 years for each vehicle. Warranty information, manufacturer's Statement of Origin and original sales invoice will accompany the new units upon delivery to the Fire Service Center located at 2920 West Bolt Street.
PRICE ANALYSIS - The price of the brush truck is five percent higher than the previous price approved by City Council on November 17, 2015 (M&C P-11810). Historically fire apparatus prices increase from three to five percent each year. Therefore the current price is one percent less than the previous cost adjusted for inflation. The prices have been reviewed by Fire Department staff and deemed fair and reasonable based on current market values.
TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO) - $3,459,244.00 over service life of 10 years (see attached TCO tabulation).
DELIVERY - The new units will be delivered within 365 days after receipt of a purchase order.
COOPERATIVE PURCHASE - State law provides that a local government purchasing an item(s) under a Cooperative Purchasing Agreement satisfies state laws requiring that the local government seek competitive bids for purchase of the item(s). Buyboard contracts have been competitively bid to increase and simplify the purchasing power of government entities.
ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE ORDER - An administrative change order or increase may be made by the City Manager in the amount up to $100,000.00 and does not require specific City Council approval as long as sufficient funds have been appropriated.
M/WBE OFFICE - A waiver of the goal for MBE/SBE subcontracting requirements was requested by the Purchasing Division and approved by the M/WBE Office, in accordance with the BDE Ordinance, because the purchase of goods or services is from sources where subcontracting or supplier opportunities are negligible.