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File #: 19-424    Version: 1
Type: Award of bid, rfp, etc. Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Title: Approve the award of Cooperative Procurement 19-156, Unit 322 Ladder Truck Replacement, to Global Emergency Products for an amount not to exceed $1,350,000
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Approve the award of Cooperative Procurement 19-156, Unit 322 Ladder Truck Replacement, to Global Emergency Products for an amount not to exceed $1,350,000
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DEPARTMENT: Fire Department

SUBMITTED BY: Mark Puknaitis, Chief

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
N/A

BACKGROUND:
Unit 322 qualified for replacement in 2019. However, the purchase was deferred for replacement until 2020 by the Fire Department during the 2019 budget process. A vehicle must receive a score of 28.0 or greater to be recommended for replacement; Unit 322 exceeds the minimum score as shown in the table below:

Unit #
Year
Amortized Life Cycle
Replacement Age
Minimum Criteria
Scored Criteria
Hours Guidelines
Usage Hours
Repair Costs
322
2006
19 Years
13.2 Years
28.0
42.34
6,000
11,980
$486,284.19

DISCUSSION:
Unit 322 is a 2006 Pierce Dash quint used by the Fire Department in emergency situations to transport firefighter paramedics to the scene of a fire, rescue operation, vehicular accident and other emergencies. Once on the scene, the ladder trucks are used as multipurposed specialty vehicles. The ladder trucks have the capability of reaching elevated surfaces on every structure within the City, are equipped with extrication equipment and can deploy a hose and carry a limited amount of water to facilitate a fire attack when necessary.

The typical lifespan of a ladder truck is 19 years depending upon usage and condition. Although the unit has not reached the end of its useful life in years, the extensive high hour usage and increased repair costs warrant the replacement of the unit. The timeline for the manufacture and delivery of a ladder truck is typically ten to twelve months.

Whenever a new fire engine or ladder truck qualifies for replacement, an apparatus committee is formed with personnel from the Fire Department and Department of Public Works - Fleet Services to develop the vehicle specifications. In order to maintain fleet conformit...

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