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File #: 15-12114    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 Ground Power Units
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Airport Aircraft Ground Power Units




A.                     Approve a unit price contract with ITW GSE Inc. for the purchase of ground power units for an initial term of three years, 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 ground power units for the aircraft.

§                     The ground power units are integral components of the loading bridges as they provide power to the aircraft while it is docked. 

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

§                     ITW GSE Inc. was selected as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $1,300,000.

§                     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