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File #: 12-1322    Version: 1 Name: 11/8/12 - Front Loading Refuse Truck
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/8/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/8/2012 Final action: 11/8/2012
Enactment date: 11/8/2012 Enactment #: R-12-501
Title: Resolution to Approve the Purchase of One Compressed Natural Gas Powered Front Loading Refuse Truck from Bell Equipment Company (ITB # 4250 $302,357.00)
Title
Resolution to Approve the Purchase of One Compressed Natural Gas Powered Front Loading Refuse Truck from Bell Equipment Company (ITB # 4250 $302,357.00)
Memorandum
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of a front loading refuse truck powered by a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engine. The truck will be used by the Public Services Area, Field Operations Unit.

Bell Equipment Company, Lake Orion, MI using Interstate Volunteer Volvo & GMC, Inc., Chattanooga, TN as its subcontractor/chassis supplier, was the lowest responsible bidder to ITB # 4250, dated September 7, 2012 (see bid tab listed below). The purchase price for a standard diesel powered truck is $269,100.00 and the upgrade to the CNG powered engine is $33,257.00 for a total price of $302,357.00.

Vendor Truck CNG Option Total Cost
Bell Equipment Company $269,100.00 $33,257.00 $302,357.00
Great Lakes Service Center $296,430.00 $33,257.00 $329,687.00
Fredrickson Supply, LLC $250,786.00 $33,083.00 $283,869.00*
*Does not meet specification

By equipping the truck with a CNG powered engine we expect to save approximately $19,500.00 in fuel cost and Diesel Exhaust Fluid over the truck’s seven year life cycle. As fueling infrastructure in the immediate area improves, we expect the fuel saving amounts to increase. This truck is used for commercial dumpster pickup and the use of a CNG engine reduces noise and emissions in these more dense commercial areas. The CNG engine will produce 121 tons fewer green house gas emissions and use 1,040 fewer barrels of oil in the same time frame.

This purchase follows the goals and guidelines of the City’s Green Fleet Policy to reduce the amount of fuel used and to pay a premium for “greener” vehicles if necessary.

This truck will replace a 2001 front loading truck which had over 15,000 hours of operation. In the last three years, 55% of all repair man hours were spent on breakdowns. In the spring of this ye...

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