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File #: 15-19120    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/3/2022 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 1/23/2023 Final action: 1/23/2023
Title: Passenger Boarding Bridge Spare Parts


Passenger Boarding Bridge Spare Parts




A.                     Approve the purchase of spare parts for passenger boarding bridges DEW models by the sole source exemption,


B.                     Approve a contract with A-Bridge LLC for the purchase of spare parts for passenger boarding bridges DEW models for the term of five years, and


C.                     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):

Haley Gentry, Aviation

Jack Christine, Aviation


Sole Source Exemption

§                     NC General Statute Section 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 performance or price competition are not available.

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



§                     A-Bridge LLC has recently taken on the mechanical and electrical support for all models of the DEW Bridges that Ameribridge supported before their liquidation.

§                     At Charlotte Douglas International Airport, DEW Bridges are located on E-Concourse and any bridge malfunction would cause significant delay in airline operations.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $60,000.


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:  Aviation Operating Budget