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File #: 23-0126    Version: 1 Name: 2/21/23 - Approve Purchase of Street Sweeper from Bell Equipment Company
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/21/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/21/2023 Final action: 2/21/2023
Enactment date: 2/21/2023 Enactment #: R-23-050
Title: Resolution to Authorize the Purchase of an Elgin Street Sweeper from Bell Equipment Company (MIDeal - $283,146.60)
Attachments: 1. Bell Eq Pelican Sweeper Quote 011823.pdf, 2. MiDeal Contract #071B7700091.pdf
Resolution to Authorize the Purchase of an Elgin Street Sweeper from Bell Equipment Company (MIDeal - $283,146.60)
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of one new Elgin Pelican Street Sweeper for $283,146.60 through the State of Michigan MIDeal cooperative purchasing program (contract #071B7700091) for use by the Public Services Area, Public Works Unit, Streets operations.

The Public Works Unit currently operates a fleet of four mechanical street sweepers (Pelican/Broom Badger series) and one vacuum street sweeper. The four mechanical sweepers are used to pick up the larger items and most small debris. The vacuum sweeper is used as a second or "finishing" sweeper to pick up the small debris that the mechanical sweepers cannot pick up.

All of the City's street sweepers are Elgins and many parts are interchangeable, which allows a substantial reduction in parts inventory. This also allows for more familiarity from vehicle operators as the controls and functionality are similar.

The proposed Pelican street sweeper will replace a 2012 Elgin Pelican Street Sweeper (#4740) with over 10,111 hours of use. The proposed sweeper is powered with a tier 4 diesel engine, the cleanest diesel engine class currently available.

There are a few manufacturers that are coming out with full size electric street sweepers, including a PHEV Elgin Pelican Hybrid. Production of the PHEV Pelican continues to be delayed because of operational problems. Global Environmental has developed an all-electric sweeper which the City was able to see in a brief on site demo. This product also appears to be dealing with operational issues and there is no confidence that it will meet our operational needs. The replacement of sweeper #4740 has already been delayed allowing for the EV sweeper market to develop but that has not occurred in a reasonable time frame. The rental of a street sweeper over a long term is not cost effective. The City will be replacing another...

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