The Director of the Solid Waste Management Department and the City Purchasing Agent recommend that City Council approve the purchase of automated refuse carts through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing between the City of Houston and the City of Tucson, Arizona in the amount of $504,691.20 for the Solid Waste Management Department and that authorization be given to issue purchase orders to the City of Tucson’s contractor, Toter, LLC. These carts will be used citywide by the Department in its automated garbage collection program. The funding for these refuse carts is included in the adopted FY15 Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Plan.
The purchase consists of 9,984, 96-gallon capacity two-wheel refuse carts. These refuse carts will be issued to new residential customers, customers participating in the Department’s extra-capacity program and customers requiring replacement carts for units that have been lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair. The new carts will come with a full ten-year warranty and the life expectancy is ten to twenty years.
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.
Attachment: M/WBE Zero Percentage Goal document approved by the Office of Business Opportunity