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File #: 15-13794    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/9/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 8/10/2020 Final action:
Title: Fire Apparatus Cooperative Purchasing Contract
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Fire Apparatus Cooperative Purchasing Contract




A.                     Approve the purchase of fire apparatus from a cooperative contract,


B.                     Approve a unit price contract with Spartan Motors USA Inc. for the purchase of fire apparatus for a term of one year under Sourcewell contract 022818-SPR, and


C.                     Authorize the City Manager to extend the contract for additional terms as long as the cooperative contract is in effect, at prices and terms that are the same or more favorable than those offered under the cooperative contact.



Staff Resource(s):

Reginald Johnson, Fire

Damian Owens, Fire



§                     Fire apparatus are primarily used for service calls involving fires, medical aid, or hazardous materials to transport firefighters to an incident with the necessary equipment for firefighting and technical rescue operations.

§                     Fire apparatus include fire engines, ladder trucks, and mid-mount platforms.

§                     Charlotte Fire operates Spartan Motors USA Inc. fire trucks. This contract would allow for fleet standardization and savings on operational training, parts, and maintenance.

§                     G.S. 143-129(e)(3) allows local governments to purchase from formally organized cooperative purchasing contracts.

§                     A cooperative purchasing agreement results from the consolidation and competitive solicitation of multiple public agency requirements. By aggregating common needs all agencies are able to leverage economies of scale, such as volume discounts, improved terms and conditions, reduced administrative costs, and access to professional and technical expertise.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $8,000,000.


Charlotte Business INClusion

These are cooperative purchasing contracts and are exempt (Part A: Appendix 27 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy).


Fiscal Note

Funding:  General Capital Equipment Fund