The five requested fire trucks include two rear mount aerials and three 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. 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.
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. Houston Galveston Area Council Contract No. FS12-17 has been competitively bid to increase and simplify the purchasing power of government entities. The HGAC fee was waived by the vendor.
M/WBE OFFICE - An M/WBE goal is not assigned when purchasing from an approved purchasing cooperative or other public entity.
PRICE ANALYSIS - Pierce Manufacturing Incorporated sells apparatus through regional authorized distributors. The regional distributor for Texas is the Siddons Martin Emergency Group. Pricing for Siddons Martin Group was competitively bid through the Houston Galveston Area Council Contract No. FS12-17. Staff certifies that the Houston Galveston Area Council contract provides the best pricing and value for this purchase.
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.