Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
REVISED June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #42

Purchase of Six (6) 35' Low Floor Clean Diesel Buses for Transit Division


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Olga Valcich, Contract Specialist - Purchasing Division x3055

Michael Brennan, CEM, Fleet Services Division Manager x7359

Action Requested

Authorization for the purchase of six (6) Low Floor Clean Diesel buses from Gillig, LLC, utilizing the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority Consortium (LYNX) Contract in the amount of $439,911.00 each for a total amount of $2,639,466.00.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Code of Law

Background Discussion

The Public Works Department, Transit Division, is in need of replacing six (6) 2004 Gillig Phantom standard floor heavy diesel buses which have exceeded the FDOT minimum service life for mileage and/or years in operation.  The purchase of the new low floor clean diesel buses would allow Manatee County to maintain the existing level of service to its citizens by placing additional reliable vehicles into operation.

The purchase of the replacement 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 (I3-R06) 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 funding for these replacement buses is provided by various grants through the Federal Transit Administration.  Detailed funding source information is:

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Continuing Services Grant:

  • $627.5K from FY 10 Grant Funded Account 4369008934-564001/9008934-9100. FTA Section 5307 Capital FL-90-X721-00;
  • $1.2M from FY 11 Grant Funded Account 4369008936-564001/9008936-9100 FTA Section 5307 Capital FL-90-X754-00;
  • $404K from FY 13 FTA Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Apportionment (Pre-Award Funding Dedication);
  • $408K from FY 14 FTA Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Apportionment (Pre-Award Funding Dedication).

Delivery of the replacement buses will be approximately eighteen (18) months from order.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

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

and to

Purchasing Division:  Olga.valcich@mymanatee.org

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Dept.Memo.,Quote.Execu.Agree.FTA Certs.6.5.2014..pdf