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File #: 6401    Version: 1 Name: Police Chevy Blazers 2023
Type: Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/7/2023 Final action: 11/7/2023
Title: Consider Approval Of The Purchase Of Three Chevrolet Blazers From Lake Country Chevrolet Through An Interlocal Agreement With The TIPS Purchasing Cooperative In An Amount Not To Exceed $116,689.00.
Attachments: 1. Replacement Schedule November Fiscal 2023-24

CC MEETING: November 7, 2023

 

DATE:  October 31, 2023

 

TO: Erin Rinehart, City Manager

 

FROM: Dwayne Bianco, Director of Fleet and Facility Services

               Marc Guy, Assistant City Manager

 

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Consider Approval Of The Purchase Of Three Chevrolet Blazers From Lake Country Chevrolet Through An Interlocal Agreement With The TIPS Purchasing Cooperative In An Amount Not To Exceed $116,689.00.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Fleet Services is recommending the purchase of three Chevrolet Blazers assigned to the Police Department. The vehicles being replaced are three passenger vehicles -- a 2013 Ford Taurus and two 2013 Ford Edges.   The vehicles are being replaced due to the Fleet policy on age and repair costs. These vehicles are used daily for transporting administrative staff around the city.  Replacement vehicles were demonstrated and discussed with the department to properly align vehicle specifications with current business needs. 

 

Staff recommends purchasing the vehicles from Lake Country Chevrolet through the TIPS purchasing cooperative. This cooperative purchasing entity meets all state of Texas competitive bidding requirements. The use of cooperative purchasing agencies is allowed under state law.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

The vehicles will be purchased using previously budgeted funds in the Fleet Replacement Fund.

 

Lake Country Chevrolet                                                                                    

Chevrolet Blazer (3)(via TIPS)                                                                                    $106,080.45

Contingency (if needed):                                                                                                         $  10,608.55

Total                                                                                                                                                                        $116,689.00

 

IMPACT ON COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY:

Purchasing vehicles such as these ensures that City employees have the resources necessary to do their job, which is a City Council strategic goal.

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION/ACTION DESIRED:

Staff recommends City Council approval to purchase three Chevrolet Blazers from Lake Country Chevrolet in an amount not to exceed $116,689.00 through an interlocal agreement with the TIPS cooperative purchasing agency.  This amount includes a 10% contingency, if needed.