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File #: 21-0095    Version: 1 Name: 2/16/21 - Award Purchase of Front Load Refuse Truck to Bell Equipment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action: 2/16/2021
Enactment date: 2/16/2021 Enactment #: R-21-060
Title: Resolution to Approve the Purchase of One Front Loading Refuse Truck from Bell Equipment Company (Sourcewell - $364,568.00)
Attachments: 1. Sourcewell - Heil Corp Contract.pdf, 2. Bell Eq - Front Load Revised Quote 0121.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Purchase of One Front Loading Refuse Truck from Bell Equipment Company (Sourcewell - $364,568.00)
Memorandum
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of one 2021 Autocar ACX64 truck chassis with a Heil Half-Pack 44 yard front loading packer body at a total cost of $364,568.00 from Bell Equipment Company for use by the Public Services Area, Public Works Unit.

Heil Corporation was awarded Contract Number 091219-THC by the Sourcewell cooperative purchasing program for refuse trucks and Bell Equipment Company of Lake Orion, MI, is the dealer of record for Heil Corporation in the State of Michigan.

This front loading refuse truck is used to service commercial dumpsters in the City. The City had three front loading refuse trucks that were scheduled for replacement over 18 months ago. Replacement was delayed as the City considered if it would continue providing commercial dumpster service. Two of these replacement trucks were ordered in August 2020 and the final one is in dire need of replacement. These trucks usually have a 9-12 months lead time for delivery.

The vehicle listed in this resolution will replace a 2013 Mack chassis with a Heil packer body (#8517) with 11,808 hours of operation. Over its service life the total repair cost of the vehicle has exceeded 127% of its original purchase price.

In Resolution 20-298, approved by City Council on August 6, 2020, staff had reported that trucks #8517 and #8518 would be removed from service when the new trucks were delivered. Truck #8518 had already been removed from service because of a catastrophic engine failure. After adoption of that resolution, truck #8519 also had a catastrophic engine failure and had to be removed from service. Rental trucks are in place to address the truck shortage. The end result is that truck #8517 has remained in service and will be the truck eventually replaced under this proposed purchase.

Bell Equipment Company complies with the requirement...

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