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File #: 15-12993    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/4/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 4/13/2020 Final action:
Title: CATS Ticket Vending Machine Replacement Parts
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CATS Ticket Vending Machine Replacement Parts




A.                     Approve the purchase of ticket vending machine replacement parts, by the sole source exemption,


B.                     Approve a contract with SPX Corporation dba Genfare for the purchase of ticket vending machine replacement parts for an initial term of three years, and


C.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for one, two-year term with possible price adjustments and to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.



Staff Resource(s):

John Lewis, CATS

Tangee Mobley, CATS


Sole Source Exemption

§                     G.S. 143-129(e)(6) provides that formal bidding requirements do not apply when:

-                     Performance or price competition are not available;

-                     A needed product is available from only one source or supply; or

-                     Standardization or compatibility is the overriding consideration.

§                     Sole sourcing is necessary for this contract because compatibility of replacement parts is required to service the ticket vending machines. 

§                     City Council approval is required for any purchases made under the sole source exception.



§                     CATS Light-Rail Operations requires replacement parts to maintain the Light-Rail Ticket Vending Machines to serve ridership and support collection of CATS’ operating revenues.

§                     SPX Corporation dba Genfare is the manufacturer of the ticket vending machines, and the sole-source provider of replacement parts required for the maintenance of the units.

§                     Total annual expenditures are estimated to be $440,000.


Charlotte Business INClusion

This is a sole source contract and is exempt (Part A: Appendix 1.27 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy).


Fiscal Note

Funding: CATS Operating Budget