Legislative Public Meetings

File #: 23-0578   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/23/2023
Title: Authorize the Purchase of Four Engines from Golden State Fire Apparatus (F23-155)
Attachments: 1. Golden State Fire Apparatus Proposal

Authorize the Purchase of Four Engines from Golden State Fire Apparatus (F23-155)
Approval is requested to authorize the purchase of four engines to replace existing equipment in the amount of $4,010,233.32, including an estimated amount of $334,618.24 in sales tax, from Golden State Fire Apparatus. Approval is also requested for a 4% contingency in the amount of $160,409.33. Contingencies are typically not requested for vehicle purchases, but historically a nominal amount has been requested for fire apparatuses to make minor required modifications during the manufacturing process.

Pursuant to Section 2.08.040 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, City Council approval is required for the procurement of good and/or services greater than $250,000 in any one transaction.

Further, Section 2.08.220(a) of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, authorizes the Purchasing Officer to direct the City's participation with one or more governmental, public, or quasi-public agencies in a cooperative agreement for the procurement of goods and/or services, provided that at least one of the agencies has solicited bids.

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.

Economic operations of the City's fleet require that vehicles be replaced before operating costs become excessive. The vehicle replacement schedule includes the replacement of two American LaFrance fire apparatuses (pumpers) in 2023 and two American LaFrance fire apparatuses (pumpers) in 2024.

Since 2019, the department has acquired six (6) Pierce Velocity pumper apparatus. The four being replaced by this agreement are ...

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