The Water Department is requesting a backhoe loader to replace an existing 2007 Komatsu backhoe loader, which is used to excavate water mains, hydrants, valves and other items in our water distribution system for repair, replacement, and for the installation of new assets. The existing backhoe has experienced an excessive amount of use but will remain in service for emergencies only. The new backhoe will provide a more reliable machine with fewer repairs and lower maintenance costs.
This unit, the preventative maintenance, and the extended warranty will be purchased from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company through a cooperative contract with the Missouri Department of Transportation, contract #3-160512TV.
Per section 8.06.004, Paragraph 4 of the City Code states competitive bidding is not required when purchases are made through a cooperative contract established by a government purchasing entity or cooperative. The cooperative bids used will have been established pursuant to RSMo. 70.220 or generally accepted governmental purchasing practices through the competitive bidding process.
Approval of this item provide authorization for the Procurement Manager to issue change orders up to 10% of the purchase price.