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CITY OF HOUSTON - CITY COUNCIL

Meeting Date: 6/16/2020

Item Creation Date:

DR4506(COVID-19) - Emergency Purchase of Rear Loaders - MOTION

Agenda Item#: 9.


 
                               
Summary:

HOUSTON FREIGHTLINER, INC for approval of payment for Emergency purchase of two (2) Cabs & Chassis Mounted with Rear Loader Truck Bodies through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Solid Waste Management Department - $380,606.00 - Grant Fund

Background:

S38-DR4506 - Approve payment to Houston Freightliner, Inc. for the purchase of two (2) cabs & chassis mounted with rear loader truck bodies through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) in the total amount of $380,606.00 for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Solid Waste Management Department.

 

Specific Explanation:

The Director of the Fleet Management Department and the Chief Procurement Officer recommend that City Council approve  payment to Houston Freightliner, Inc. for the purchase of two (2) cabs & chassis mounted with rear loader truck bodies through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) in the total amount of $380,606.00 for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Solid Waste Management Department.

 

The Strategic Procurement Division issued an emergency purchase order (EPO) to Houston Freightliner on May 19, 2020, in response to the urgent need of the homeless encampments and litter abatement initiative during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This program initiative will fund weekly cleanups at encampment sites throughout the City of Houston, to help curb the COVID-19 infection rate throughout the homeless population.

 

This recommendation is made pursuant to Chapter 252, Section 252.022 (a) (2) “a procurement necessary to preserve or protect the public health or safety of the municipality’s residents” of the Texas Local Government Code for exempted procurements.

 

M/WBE Participation:

This procurement is exempt from the M/WBE subcontracting participation goal because the department is utilizing an emergency order for this purchase. 

 

Hire Houston First:

The proposed procurement may be funded by a federal grant; therefore, exempt from "Hire Houston First" (HHF) ordinance that promotes economic opportunity for Houston Businesses and supports job creation.

 

Disaster Recovery Note:

This item is related to the impact of COVID-19 and it is the City's intent to seek reimbursement from federal, state and grant sources and/or other sources for which such expenditures are eligible for funding, such as FEMA funds.

Fiscal Note:

No Fiscal Note is required on grant items.


 

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Jerry Adams, Chief Procurement Officer

Finance/Strategic Procurement Division

Department Approval Authority


Amount and Source of Funding:

$380,606.00

CARES Act 2020 Fund

Fund 5307

Contact Information:

Lena Farris          FIN/SPD          832-393-8729

Jerry Adams        FIN/SPD          832-393-9126

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