It is the recommendation of Fleet Services to purchase one (1) One-ton SRW Utility Body with PTO Valve Operator in the amount of $86,880 from Randall Reed Ford, the lowest responsive, responsible bidder from Solicitation 2021-0400-B.
This unit is a scheduled replacement from Capital Outlay FY20-21 for unit 11307 Truck Pickup, One Ton, Extended Cab, Diesel in Cost Center 761 Utility Maintenance. Due to operational demands, it is necessary to purchase at this time.
The purchase of this unit is necessary for the following reasons:
1. This unit is essential to this department’s daily operations and is required to maintain current service levels.
2. The old unit is in need of replacement. The determination for the need of replacement is based on age, usage, maintenance cost, and re-sale value. Based on these criteria, Fleet Services recommends the replacement of the above unit.
3. If this unit is not replaced, we will incur additional maintenance costs and the salvage value will be greatly depreciated. In addition, the older, aging unit will limit the users’ ability to perform their duties because of increased breakdowns and additional downtime for repairs.