The Water Department has a need for a new wheel loader that will replace an existing loader which is used to load and unload material onto and off trucks and also in the excavation and grading of construction and maintenance sites. The existing loader, a 1988 Caterpillar 926E was purchased in 1989, has seen an excessive amount of use and requires repairs in excess of its value. The new wheel loader will provide the department with a more reliable and efficient machine with lower operating and maintenance costs. The total cost will include preventative maintenance and an extended warranty less a trade-in allowance.
Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company was selected as the provider based on the pricing, terms and conditions of the Missouri Department of Transportation cooperative contract 3-160512TV. Section 8.06.004 of City Code states commodities or services purchased through contracts established by a government procurement entity or cooperative pursuant to RSMo.70.220, or generally accepted governmental procurement practices through the competitive bidding proces.
Approval of this item authorizes the Procurement Manager to issue change orders up to a total of ten (10) percent of the original authorized amount for each order, providing appropriations are available.