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File #: 19-0016   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 1/29/2019
Title: Authorize the Issuance of a Blanket Purchase Order for Fire Hoses to L.N. Curtis & Sons, Inc. (F19-102)
Attachments: 1. Draft Blanket Purchase Order

Authorize the Issuance of a Blanket Purchase Order for Fire Hoses to L.N. Curtis & Sons, Inc. (F19-102)

Approval is requested to authorize the issuance of a blanket purchase order to L.N. Curtis & Sons, Inc. of Oakland in the amount of $225,815 for fire hoses.

Pursuant to Section 2.08.040 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, City Council approval is required for the procurement of goods and services exceeding $100,000 in any one transaction.

Further, Section 2.08.070(b)(4) of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code exempts from competitive bidding those purchases that are sole source goods or services.

The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a) as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

Pursuant to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, fire hoses should be replaced after 10 years of service. As fire hoses age, they become susceptible to failure during use and testing. Fire hoses are subjected to an environment of high temperature and abrasion, which weaken the hose covering. As the fire hose is exposed to this environment and repeated pressurization, the chance of failure increases. A fire hose that fails during use exposes public safety personnel and residents to extreme danger as water supply is interrupted and firefighting activities may be impacted.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) currently maintains an extensive inventory of fire hoses, manufactured by All American Municipal and Industrial Hose (All American Hose), which consist of handlines (1.5", 1.75" and 2.5" in diameter) and supply lines (3" and 5"). In February 2018 staff inventoried 997 fire hose segments that require ...

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