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Within each fiscal budget year, the Fleet Department requests to purchase vehicles/equipment to add to or replace aging vehicles to maintain a good working fleet of City owned vehicles/equipment. In accordance with the Vehicle Replacement Plan previously approved by Council, the 2015 Pierce Saber Fire Engine 1 Pumper Truck is scheduled to be replaced in FY 23-24.
However, within the current economy and market, this fire engine is expected to take 24-25 months for arrival. As a result, staff prefers to order this pumper truck now to mitigate the negative impact of the delivery date being at least two years away, such as the possibility of lowering our emergency service levels through increasing response times.
This purchase is being done via the Group Purchasing Cooperative Contract: BuyBoard 651-21 which was awarded October 2021 and is valid through September 2024.
Authority for such participation is granted under Texas Government Code§§ 791.001 et seq as amended. Cooperative Purchasing Services under this interlocal agreement (ILA) are extended to all Texas State, City or County Government Agencies, or any other Local Government Entity as defined in the Texas Government Code§ 791.003. I
To authorize the City Manager to execute the purchase order for the purchase of the Pierce-Custom Velocity Pumper Truck.
Having a current and operational Fleet provides departments with the necessary vehicles and equipment to perform their assigned duties within the City of Schertz and reduce the maintenance cost of an aging fleet. Specifically, having a functional pumper truck directly impacts the level of emergency services to our community.
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
Approval of this resolution will allow the purchase of the pumper truck at a reduced cost, as well as begin the two-year waiting process.
This purchase will be funded through the city’s excess reserve funds. The fiscal impact of this project will be $891,500.00.
Staff recommends approval of Resolution No. 22-R-63.
Res 22 R 63
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