ITEM: CONSENT CALENDAR

 

2. CONSIDER AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE REPLACEMENT VEHICLE

 

Meeting Date: March 17, 2003 Budgeted: Yes

Program/Line Item: Fixed Assets

Staff Contact: Rick Dickhaut Cost Estimate: $17,700

General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item at its March 11, 2003 meeting and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY: In response to a Call for Bids, the District has received bids for a 5-passenger mid-size sedan. The bids are summarized in the following table:

 

Budgeted

Amount

Love

Chevrolet Bid

(Malibu)

Salinas Valley

Ford Bid

(Taurus SE)

Bob Wills Dodge Bid

(Sebring LX)

Cypress Coast

Ford Bid

(Taurus LX)

$25,000.00

$17,662.34

$17,856.00

$18,124.89

$18,215.35

As the table indicates, Love Chevrolet was the low bidder. District staff has reviewed the bid and determined that it meets all minimum specifications stated in the Call for Bids. The amount of the bid is approximately $7,300 less than the budgeted amount. A small portion of these excess funds will be required to outfit the vehicle with a radio, logos, etc.

 

RECOMMENDATION: District staff recommends that the Board authorize expenditure of funds to purchase one 5-passenger mid-size sedan at a total cost of approximately $17,700. The Administrative Committee considered this matter on March 11, 2003 and voted 2 to 0 to recommend approval. This item will be approved if adopted along with the Consent Calendar.

 

BACKGROUND: The Fiscal Year 2002-2003 Budget includes $133,000 for replacement of four District vehicles. At its July 15, 2002 meeting, the Board approved replacement of the fish transfer truck used for fish rescues. Authorization to obtain one -ton pickup and one- ton pickup was granted by the Board at its January 30, 2003 meeting. This sedan is the final vehicle to be purchased this fiscal year.

 

 

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