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File #: 15-19241    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/16/2022 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 1/23/2023 Final action: 1/23/2023
Title: Medium and Heavy-Duty Non-Revenue CATS Support Vehicles


Medium and Heavy-Duty Non-Revenue CATS Support Vehicles




A.                     Approve a unit price contract to the lowest responsive bidder Piedmont Truck Center for the purchase of medium and heavy-duty non-revenue support vehicles for an initial term of one year, and

B.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for up to four, 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):

Brent Cagle, CATS

Allen C. Smith III, CATS

Jennifer Fehribach, CATS



§                     CATS departmental support vehicles are assessed on an annual basis to determine replacement needs based on rating of vehicle usage, age, maintenance cost, and condition.

§                     Vehicles being purchased include medium-duty pickup trucks and heavy-duty cab and chassis.

§                     No vendor currently offers an electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hybrid option that meets the FTA Buy America Requirements.

§                     This contract will cover CATS’ immediate departmental needs to replace the oldest vehicles and ensure support vehicles are reliable and safe.

§                     With the five-year replacement cycle, CATS will continue to review technology advances and available options to meet the Strategic Energy Action Plan goals before 2030.

§                     On December 21, 2021, CATS issued an Invitation to Bid (ITB); no bids were received. On July 20, 2022, the ITB was re-issued; one bid was received.

§                     Piedmont Truck Center was selected as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.

§                     CATS’ departmental support vehicles will be purchased on an as-needed basis within the confines of the current budgeted amounts and under contract terms.

§                     The first-year expenditures are estimated to be $716,768.


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 Capital Investment Plan