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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> 6.• CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2014-027 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, WAIVING COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT <br /> REQUIREMENTS AND AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF A NEW <br /> INTERNATIONAL DIGGER/DERRICK TRUCK IN AN AMOUNT NOT <br /> TO EXCEED $296,935 INCLUDING CONTINGENCY, AND <br /> APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, Seward City Council approved Resolution 2013-087, establishing the <br /> Motor Pool Fund 2014/2015 biennial budget, including replacement of a Digger/Derrick Truck <br /> in the amount of$400,000; and <br /> WHEREAS, the administration recommends purchase of an International <br /> Digger/Derrick Truck, as consistent with the City's policy of standardizing equipment, to save <br /> time and money on training, replacement of parts, and to keep the fleet in good mechanical, <br /> dependable condition; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Digger/Derrick truck is a critical tool for the electrical line crew: it is <br /> used to set poles and install screw anchors, has a crane to lift large equipment (i.e. transformers <br /> and poles), hauls trailers, and pulls wire through underground conduits. Given that the <br /> construction season is nearly upon us, the replacement of this truck is time critical to ensure <br /> timely delivery; and <br /> WHEREAS, Seward City Code § 6.10.115 provides for an exemption from competitive <br /> procurements procedures for supplies, materials, equipment or contracted services which can <br /> only be furnished by a single dealer and staff has concluded that Altec Industries is the only <br /> company on the West Coast capable of building this multifunctioning truck and providing <br /> ongoing maintenance; and <br /> WHEREAS, funding for this purchase is available in the Motor Pool Fund budget, and <br /> purchase of this truck with hydraulic system will enable the electric utility to perform work <br /> orders more efficiently resulting in lower costs to the customer; and <br /> WHEREAS, the total estimated cost of this truck including shipping and contingency is <br /> $296,925. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The Seward City Council hereby finds that it is in the public interest to exempt <br /> this purchase from competitive procurement requirements in accordance with SCC § 6.10.115 <br /> according to the recitals above with the incorporated herein. <br />