Each fiscal year, the vehicles used by various City departments are assessed to determine whether it is best to continue maintenance, retire, replace, or add new units. The determining factors include excessive mileage, unit hours, service life expectancy, maintenance cost history, safety and environmental impacts. The attached equipment list indicates the replacements or additions that were approved by the City Council as part of the FY 2021-22 operating budget. This list provides the equipment descriptions, quantities, estimated costs and departments where they will be assigned. The Purchasing Division will solicit bids for the listed equipment per the formal bidding requirements of the Brea Municipal Code, utilize competitively bid national cooperative agreements, or piggyback contracts to obtain the best available pricing.
Staff requests that Council authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue purchase orders immediately after completing the best available pricing analysis without the need to return to City Council for approval of the individual awards for the following main reasons:
- Ensure the needed equipment is replaced in a timely fashion and without interruption in service
- Meet manufacturer production cutoff dates
- Take advantage of incentives and discounts
- Expedite the purchase of these items
Should any of the listed equipment be limited to a single source, the Purchasing Agent will verify and document the reasons for the sole source procurement prior to award.
To help facilitate operational and budgetary requirements, staff requests that City Council authorize the Fleet Supervisor and Purchasing Agent to make changes in the type and quantity of the listed equipment, subject to budget appropriations and the not-to-exceed amount requested.