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File #: 15-12113    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/25/2019 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Airport Aircraft Pre-Conditioned Air Systems
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Airport Aircraft Pre-Conditioned Air Systems




A.                     Approve unit price contracts for the purchase of pre-conditioned air systems for an initial term of three years to the following:

                     ITW GSE Inc.,

                     JBT Aerotech Corporation, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contracts for up to two, one-year terms with possible price adjustments and to amend the contracts consistent with the purpose for which the contracts were approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Brent Cagle, Aviation

Haley Gentry, Aviation

Jack Christine, Aviation



§                     The city owns and maintains 89 passenger loading bridges, which include pre-conditioned air systems for the aircraft.

§                     The pre-conditioned air systems are integral components of the loading bridges as they provide regulated air conditioning to the aircraft while it is docked. 

§                     On March 13, 2020, the City issued an Invitation to Bid; six bids were received.

§                     ITW GSE Inc. and JBT Aerotech Corporation were selected as the lowest responsive, responsible bidders.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $2,700,000.

§                     This activity is occurring on airport property located in Council District 3.


Charlotte Business INClusion

Per Charlotte Business INClusion Policy:  Part C:  Section 2.1(a), the city shall not establish subcontracting goals for contracts where: (a) there are no subcontracting opportunities identified for the contract: or (b) there are no MWBEs or SBEs certified to perform the scopes of work that the city regards as realistic opportunities for subcontracting.


This contract meets the provisions of (a) - No subcontracting opportunities.


Fiscal Note

Funding:  Aviation Capital Investment Plan