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File #: 15-14141    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/4/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 10/12/2020 Final action:
Title: CATS Detroit Bus Engine Parts
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CATS Detroit Bus Engine Parts




A.                     Approve a unit price contract with Clarke Power Services for the purchase of Original Equipment Manufacturer Detroit bus engine parts for an initial term of three years in the amount of $1,290,000.


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for up to two, one-year terms 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

Jennifer Fehribach, CATS



§                     CATS Bus Operations Division uses proprietary Original Equipment Manufacturer Detroit bus engine parts in the daily maintenance and repair of the CATS bus fleet.

§                     The Original Equipment Manufactuer bus engine parts meet the required specification standards to keep the buses in the proper operating condition and to maintain the bus engine warranties.

§                     Bus engine parts will be ordered on an as-needed basis. The contract amount is based on prior usage and required inventory stock levels.

§                     On June 24, 2020, the city issued an Invitation to Bid; three bids were received.

§                     Clarke Power Services was selected as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $430,000.


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

No goals shall be established on Contracts where: (a) there are no subcontracting opportunities identified for the Contract; or (b) there are no DBEs certified to perform the scopes of work that the city regards as realistic opportunities for subcontracting.


These contracts meet the provisions of (a) - No subcontracting opportunities.


Fiscal Note

Funding:  CATS Operating Budget