Staff is seeking approval for replacement of a two-man aerial bucket truck unit #5606 for the Power and Light Department (IPL). The unit has reached the end of its 12-year lifecycle, with 69,570 miles and 14,514 hours. Maintenance costs incurred over the past year total $7,492.54, with a 12-year lifetime maintenance cost of $50,711.00.
This unit is assigned to the transmission and distribution high line division for the purpose of constructing and maintaining IPL’s infrastructure in the 65-foot to 72-foot height range. This is the only aerial device in the IPL fleet capable of reaching that height and is relied upon daily.
This purchase would be made from Altec Industries, Inc., through the National Joint Purchasing Alliance (NJPA) cooperative contract 031014-ALT. NJPA competitively bids all its contracts, which is compliant with the City's requirements.
Purchases under cooperative agreements are authorized by Section 8.06.003 of the Independence City Code, which states that when cooperative bids or contracts are used, they will first have been established pursuant to generally accepted governmental purchasing practices and the competitive bidding process. Purchases made by this method shall be exempt from Section 8.06.003 of the Code.
The 2016/2017 IPL budget approval was given to replace the unit. Approval of this item authorizes the Purchasing Manager to issue change orders up to a total of ten (10) percent of the original authorized amount, so long as appropriations are available.