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File #: 15-19542    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/9/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 3/13/2023 Final action: 3/13/2023
Title: GeoTex Baggage Tubs


GeoTex Baggage Tubs




A.                     Approve the purchase of baggage tubs by the sole source exemption, and


B.                     Approve a contract with GeoTex, Inc. for the purchase of baggage tubs for a term of five years.



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 standardization or compatibility is the overriding consideration.

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



§                     Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s Bag Hygiene Policy states that all soft baggage or any form of luggage with straps must be placed into a tub to properly run through the Baggage Handling System without causing issues.

§                     GeoTex tubs outperformed all other brands, providing plentiful storage space, durability, lower weight, ease of usage, and patented anti-slip technology.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $25,000.


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