CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: January 24, 2006
Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution authorizing the purchase of a
Regenerative Air Street Sweeper from GCS Western Power & Equipment Company
and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for this
equipment in an amount not to exceed $152,943.18.
Prepared by: Jim Gallegos, Streets Manager
Submitted by: Paul Zolfarelli, Director of Public Works
Approve a Resolution authorizing the purchase of a Regenerative Air Street
Sweeper from GCS Western Power & Equipment Company and authorizing the City
Manager to execute a purchase order for this equipment in an amount not to
On February 24, 2004 by Resolution No. 2004-40, City Council approved the
amended Purchasing Policy No. 10-7.
On June 14, 2005 by Resolution No. 2005-143, City Council adopted the
2005/06 – 2006/07 Operating Budget for the City of Brentwood.
City Council approved the 2005/06, 702 Vehicle Replacement Fund of which a
street sweeper was on the list for replacement, to perform in-house street
sweeping. The sweeper being replaced is a 1990 model and has exceeded its
life span. The City currently has three street sweepers that sweep five days
a week, including two nights a week for the downtown business district and
other major thoroughfares, including the Highway 4 Bypass.
Staff looked at five different models of street sweepers over the last two
months. Staff looked at and operated all the varieties and options
available. The City has a good history with Tymco street sweepers and felt
that this is still the best unit on the market to fit the City’s needs. The
maintenance cost and parts availability has been satisfactory. Staff
recommends that the City Council authorize the purchase of a Tymco street
GCS Western Power & Equipment approached the City with an offer to
“Piggy-Back” on a Regenerative Air Street Sweeper that was purchased by the
City of Los Banos on September 8, 2005. This unit meets all the same
specifications that the City of Brentwood is requesting. The City of Los
Banos paid $154,159 including tax. The price difference to the City of
Brentwood is slightly lower due to the City of Los Banos adding one other
option that we felt Brentwood did not need on this sweeper. GCS Western
Power & Equipment is offering the City
of Brentwood the same unit at the same cost, minus this one option and cost
of the option. Staff recommends that the City take this offer and purchase
the Regenerative Air Street Sweeper from the following vendor.
• GCS Western Power & Equipment $152,943.18 (tax included)
This equipment will be used within the Streets Division. This will enable
the street crew to sweep residential, arterial and all other thoroughfares.
The main purpose would be to have the street staff complete the street
sweeping service we offer to our residents and business owners, which would
save funds from contracting this work out. With the City’s continued growth
and more importantly, the amount of new streets installed within the City of
Brentwood, this new piece of equipment will assist the Public Works
Department with responding to street maintenance work requests in a timely
The amount not to exceed $152,943.18 will be expended through the Streets
Division Vehicle Replacement Fund. Replacement funds for this new sweeper
will begin accruing immediately after purchase with an anticipated life span
of 10 – 15 years.
• Copy City of Los Banos Letter Awarding to Purchase Sweeper
• Copy of City of Los Banos Quote Summary
• City Specifications
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE
PURCHASE OF A REGENERATIVE AIR STREET SWEEPER FROM GCS WESTERN POWER &
EQUIPMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A PURCHASE ORDER IN AN
AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $152,943.18.
WHEREAS, on February 24, 2004 by Resolution No. 2004-40, City Council
approved the amended Purchasing Policy No. 10-7.
WHEREAS, funds were approved by City Council in the 2005/06 – 2006/07, 702
Vehicle Replacement Fund on June 14, 2005 by Resolution No. 2005-143 for the
purchase of a Street Sweeper; and
WHEREAS, staff compared five different models and highly recommends Tymco
Model 600; and
WHEREAS, GCS Western Power & Equipment is offering the City of Brentwood the
same pricing as the City of Los Banos; and
WHEREAS, the purchase of this new equipment will assist in servicing the
public in a more efficient manner while responding to street maintenance
work requests; and
WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Public Works Department to have the new
equipment help reduce vehicle maintenance and maintain all City streets and
right-of-ways to insure public safety.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that: 1) the purchase of a Regenerative Air
Street Sweeper from GCS Western Power & Equipment is hereby approved and 2)
the City Manager or her designee is authorized to execute a purchase order
with GCS Western Power & Equipment in an amount not to exceed $152,943.18
for the purchase of a Regenerative Air Street Sweeper.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on the 24th day of January 2006 by the following