The Property Management Department approached the Purchasing Division for assistance with buying four surveillance camera trailers for use by the Police Department. Property Management obtained quotes for a cost comparison between vendors that provide this type of equipment. Wanco, Inc., utilizing General Services Administration Cooperative Contract No. GS-07F-133GA, provided the lowest price for the requested units. Staff recommends awarding the purchase of the four units to Wanco, Inc. Below is a summary of the quotes received:
|Wanco, Inc. ||GSA-GS-07F-133GA||$216,910.28 |
|Vetted Solutions ||QUOTE #VET-2018-3||$282,040.00 |
PRICE ANALYSIS - The City of Fort Worth has no recent history for the purchase of surveillance camera trailers. Staff reviewed the proposed pricing offered by the Vendor and concluded that it is fair and reasonable.
State law provides that a local government purchasing items through a Cooperative Purchasing Agreement satisfies state laws requiring that the local government seek competitive bids for purchase of the items. General Services Administration Agreement No. GS-07F-133GA has been competitively bid to increase and simplify the purchasing power of government entities.
M/WBE OFFICE - An M/WBE goal is not assigned when purchasing from an approved purchasing cooperative or other public entity.
An administrative change order or increase may be made by the City Manager in the amount of $50,000.00 and does not require specific City Council approval as long as sufficient funds have been appropriated. The equipment will be delivered within approximately 60 days of receiving a purchase order.