The Water Pollution Control Department needs to replace a 1996 Ford Heavy Duty flatbed truck with a rotating boom. The reasons for replacing the older truck are age, the need for additional reach capability with the boom, a new automatic transmission, and to reduce the maintenance costs due to ever increasing constant state of repair. The 1996 Ford also has hydraulic stabilizer jacks, which provide only minimal side-to-side stability. This truck will be sold as surplus.
Staff obtained a quote through Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) cooperative contract, number 3-170105TV, with Shawnee Mission Ford. The purchase would be for a 2019 Ford F-450 cab and chassis with Knapheide flatbed and rotating boom. The new truck will include automatic transmission, and hydraulic outriggers to provide greater stability and less of a chance of a roll-over accident.
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 authorizes the Procurement Manager to issue change orders up to 10% of the approved amount providing that funds are available.