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File #: 19-0028    Version: 1 Name: 2/19/19 - Purchase Vactor from Jack Doheny Companies
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/19/2019 Final action: 2/19/2019
Enactment date: 2/19/2019 Enactment #: R-19-066
Title: Resolution to Authorize the Purchase of a 2020 Vactor Combination Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaner from Jack Doheny Companies (Sourcewell Bid - $448,490.00)
Attachments: 1. Sourcewell Contract - Vactor.pdf, 2. Vactor Quote - Sourcewell.pdf
Title
Resolution to Authorize the Purchase of a 2020 Vactor Combination Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaner from Jack Doheny Companies (Sourcewell Bid - $448,490.00)
Memorandum
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of one 2020 Vactor Combination Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaner mounted on a 2020 Western Star 4700 chassis at a cost of $448,490.00 through the Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) cooperative purchasing program (contract #122017-FSC) for use by the Public Services Area, Public Works Unit.

The Vactor combines high pressure water and a powerful vacuum to clean sewers, catch basins, and can also be used to vacuum-excavate soils. Vactors are the City's primary tool used to clean and maintain our sanitary and storm water systems. All of the City of Ann Arbor's vacuum trucks are Vactor brand with interchangeable parts, which allows a substantial reduction in parts inventory. Having the same brand, also allows equipment operators more familiarity with the equipment that reduces training time and improves operations.

This unit will replace asset #2610, a mechanical sewer rodder unit mounted on a 2008 Ford F-550 chassis that has 8,124 hours of use, the repair costs for which have exceeded 148% of its purchase price.

This replacement was planned by the Public Works Unit and will be a substantial upgrade to their cleaning and maintenance capacity. While a rodder cuts roots and breaks through blockages in a pipe, it does not actually remove the debris from the pipe. A Vactor is needed to come in behind the rodder to actually remove the debris. When the rodder is used, staff can clean approximately 600 feet of sewer line per day. With a Vactor, staff can clean 2,000-3,000 feet of sewer line per day.

Federal Signal Corporation, the manufacturer of the Vactor brand, was awarded contract number 122017-FSC by the Sourcewell cooperative purchasing program for sewer vacuum equipment. Jack Doheny Companies, Northville, Michigan, is the sole Michigan vendor of Vactor ...

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