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Meeting Date: 2/27/2018
Item Creation Date: 1/31/2018

E26527- Purchase of Refuse Carts - MOTION

Agenda Item#: 7.


TOTER, LLC for Recycling and Refuse Carts through the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Tucson for the Solid Waste Management Department - $467,200.00 - General Fund


S77-E26296 - Approve the purchase from Toter, LLC for recycling and refuse carts through the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Tucson in the total amount of $467,200.00 for the Solid Waste Management Department.  


Specific Explanation:

The Director of the Solid Waste Management Department and the Chief Procurement Officer recommend that City Council approve the purchase of refuse carts through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative purchasing between the City of Houston and the City of Tucson, Arizona in the total amount of $467,200.00 for the Solid Waste Management Department and that authorization be given to issue a purchase order to the City of Tucson contractor, Toter, LLC. These carts will be used citywide by the department in its refuse automated garbage collection program.


This purchase consists of 10,000, 96-gallon capacity two-wheel refuse carts. These refuse carts will be issued to residential customers participating in the department’s refuse program and for customers requiring replacement carts for units that were lost during Hurricane Harvey, stolen, or damaged beyond repair. The new carts will come with a full 12 years warranty and the life expectancy is ten to twenty years.


MWBE Participation:

Zero percent goal-document approved by the Office of Business Opportunity.


Hire Houston First:

This procurement is exempt from the City’s Hire Houston First Ordinance. Bids/proposals were not solicited because the department is utilizing an Interlocal Agreement or Cooperative Purchasing Agreement for this purchase.


Fiscal Note:

Funding for this item is included in the FY18 Adopted Budget. Therefore, no Fiscal  Note is required as stated in the Financial Policy Ord. 2014-1078.







Jerry Adams, Chief Procurement Officer

Finance/Strategic Procurement Division

Department Approval Authority


Amount and Source of Funding:
$467,200.00 - General Fund (1000) 
Contact Information:

Desiree Heath      SPD       (832) 393-8742

Shirley Johnson   SPD       (832) 393-8797

Harry Hayes        SWMD    (832) 393-0454

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