The requested truck will be used primarily for swift water and dive response both locally and state-wide, as needed. The truck will be used to carry fire personnel as well as equipment and supplies used in underwater and swift water rescue and recovery operations. This vehicle will also be used to tow boats and other trailers to remote off-road locations where necessary in the course of swift water and underwater operations.
The new unit will be a replacement for the old unit which is over 20 years old and can no longer be economically maintained. The new unit will meet the required specifications for the expanded role of the swift and under water dive team at station 32. The new unit is expected to have a 10 year service life. This purchase includes a chassis that will be funded through the Vehicle Equipment Replacement Fund (VERF) while the dive truck body will be funded through the UASI Grant Program. The dive truck body is specially designed to carry dive and swift water equipment. The chassis is expected to cost $50,000.00 while the dive truck body is expected to cost $130,000.00.
PRICE ANALYSIS - The requirements of the dive truck have been changed. Therefore, there is no direct relationship to compare the price. The price has been reviewed by Fire Department staff and deemed fair and reasonable based on current market values.
|Chastang Ford ||2017 Ford F550, 2-Door, OEM Cab, 4X2, Single Axle, Aluminum Body, Non-Walk-In Rescue|
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DELIVERY - The new unit will be delivered within 240 days after receipt of a purchase order.
COOPERATIVE PURCHASE - State law provides that a local government purchasing item(s) under a Cooperative Purchasing Agreement satisfies state laws requiring that the local government seek competitive bids for purchase of the item(s). Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments Contract No. FS12-15 has 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.