The requested eight fire trucks include two rear mount aerials and six pumpers that will be used by Fire Department firefighters throughout the City of Fort Worth (City). The trucks will be used to carry fire personnel, firefighting/rescue and Emergency Medical Services equipment to the scene of emergencies assisting in the mitigation of a host of Emergency situations within the City including Fire Suppression, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services.
The new units will be replacements for old units that can no longer be economically maintained except for one rear mount aerial, which will be an addition to the fleet. 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 rear mount aerials are 18 percent higher than the previous price and the price of the pumpers are six percent higher. DACO Fire Equipment is offering a $64,644.00 discount if a milestone payment is made at the time the chassis is completed. The prices have been reviewed by Fire Department staff and deemed fair and reasonable based on current market values.
|Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc.||105 Feet Rear Mount Telescoping Ladder|
|DACO Fire Equipment ||Rosenbauer Commander, 4-Dr Full-Tilt|
|H-GAC Processing Charge|
|Chassis Prepayment Discount|
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.