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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 6

Meeting Date: May 23, 2000

Subject/Title: Approve the purchase of a Water Truck for the Water Enterprise

Submitted by: Thom Head

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION

Approve a resolution for the purchase of a new truck for the water enterprise to Interstate Truck Center and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement and necessary documents to purchase a 2000 Interstate Water Truck in the amount not to exceed $45,482.04.

PREVIOUS ACTION

Approved in the FY99/00 Budget.

BACKGROUND

A water truck is a versatile piece of construction equipment that is needed for a wide variety of tasks in virtually every division of Public Works and Park Maintenance. A few of the many uses anticipated include: downtown and community cleanups, NPDES program compliance, and emergency spill response. Staff originally attempted to locate a used unit, but found the cost savings, realized by purchasing a used unit did not warrant the risk of purchasing used equipment. Quotes for used 1800-2000 gallon units ranged from $26,000 to $38,000.

Staff obtained quotes from three difference vendors for a new 2000 gallon, 2 axle water truck as follows: Interstate Truck Center $45,482.04; Valew Welding and Fabrication $47,521.75; and Oakland Truck Center $73,133.21 for this purchase. Funds are included in the FY99/00 Water Operations budget. (Quotes attached)

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF A WATER TRUCK FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.

WHEREAS, The Public Works Department has identified the need for a Water Truck to provide cleanup services for water system repairs, as well as other Public Works and Park Maintenance and

WHEREAS, the Department has determined purchase of this equipment will be more cost effective than rental over a two year period of use, and

WHEREAS, bids have been solicited from a minimum of three companies for this equipment, and

WHEREAS, Interstate International Truck Center provided the lowest bid for a 2000 gallon water truck,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood, that the City Manager execute the contract for the purchase of the Water Truck not to exceed Forty Five Thousand Four Hundred Eighty Two and Four Cents ($45,482.04) with Interstate International Truck Center, and grant the City Manager authority to execute change orders up to 10% of the contract amount.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on May 23, 2000 by the following vote:

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