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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 10, 2015
REVISED March 10, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Subject
Purchase of Four Low Floor Clean Diesel Buses for Transit

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele
Transit Division Manager
Ext. 7440

Michael J. Brennan, CEM
Fleet Services Division Manager
Ext. 7359



Action Requested

Authorization for the purchase of four (4) Low Floor Clean Diesel buses for the Public Works Department, Transit Division, utilizing the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority Consortium (LYNX) Contract from Gillig Corporation, Hayward, CA, in the amount of $432,254.00 each for a total amount of $1,729,016.00.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Ordinance 08-43, Article 4, Section 2-26-40 Policies.



Background Discussion

The Public Works Department, Transit Division, has expanded its services in 2015, and will expand again in 2016 requiring the purchase of four (4) additional Low Floor Clean Diesel buses to fulfill the vehicular requirements of these expanded services.

The  Transit  Division  has  requested Public Works,  Fleet  Services  Division, to  proceed with  the purchase of four additional (4) Low Floor Clean Diesel heavy transit buses from Gillig Corporation, Hayward, CA, as they are the current contracted provider of heavy transit buses in the State.

The purchase of these additional buses is made pursuant to the executed Agreement between the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority d/b/a LYNX and Gillig, LLC.  LYNX is the lead agency responsible for contracting for heavy duty transit coaches on behalf of LYNX and many other jurisdictions (known as consortium members), including Manatee County. The contract was entered into pursuant to competitive procurement process (I3­R06) and fully complies with FTA requirements.

Consortium members are authorized to issue purchase orders in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Agreement which is effective December 12, 2013, through and including December
11, 2018.

  • The four (4) buses being ordered will be funded through a combination of grant funds and accounts:
    • $864,508.00 from FY13 Grant Funded Account 4369008938 – 564001 / 9008938 – 9100. FTA Section 5307 Capital FL90­x790­00
    • $864,508.00 from FY14 Grant Funded Account 4369008940 – 564001 / 9008940 – 9100. FTA Section 5307 Capital FL90­x808­00
  • Delivery of these four (4) additional buses will be approximately 14 months post issuance of a Manatee County Purchase order, and will be shipped directly from the manufacturer, Gillig Corp., Hayward, CA. There are no authorized distributors of these buses in Florida or elsewhere.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Please send a stamped copy of the Agenda to Fleet Services Admin, karie.maloney@mymanatee.org



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Multiple Grants, detailed listing in Background Discussion

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$1,729,016


Attachment:  Low Floor Clean Diesel Bus Purchase Memo 02262015.pdf
Attachment:  R060223 Bus Buy Purchase Request.pdf
Attachment:  R060223 Bus Buy Quote.pdf