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CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-079 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PURCHASE A 2017 <br /> FORD EXPLORER POLICE VEHICLE FROM CAL WORTHINGTON FORD <br /> FOR A PRICE OF $34,979 UTILIZING THE STATE OF ALASKA'S <br /> COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT PROCESS, AND TO PURCHASE <br /> ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT FROM VARIOUS VENDORS FOR A <br /> TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $46,000.00, AND APPROPRIATING <br /> FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS, the Police department seeks to replace the 2007 Ford Crown Vic which was <br /> damaged in an accident and will be retired,making replacement necessary; and <br /> WHEREAS,the purchase of one new police vehicle per year is consistent with the policy of <br /> the City in order to keep the fleet in good mechanical, dependable condition; and <br /> WHEREAS,the Seward Police Department opted to forego the purchase of one new vehicle <br /> during 2016 due to the reduced funding of the Seward Community Jail; and <br /> WHEREAS,the last purchase of a police patrol vehicle was in 2013; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City has an opportunity to purchase a patrol vehicle under the same contract <br /> terms that were offered to the State of Alaska by Cal Worthington Ford through a competitive bid <br /> process for a 2017 Ford Explorer Police Vehicle in the amount of$34,979.00; and <br /> WHEREAS,Alaska Safety, Inc. has equipped other patrol vehicles for the City with good <br /> customer service and has given an estimate of$5,605.00 for the purchase and installation of new <br /> equipment as well as the reutilization of equipment from the 2007 patrol vehicle such as; light bar, <br /> gun rack, radio, radar gun etc.; and <br /> WHEREAS,the vehicle must be professionally equipped with police equipment including <br /> tires, and decal package in the amount of$1,572.96 from various vendors; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City Council has determined that the public interest would be best served by <br /> not requiring competitive bids and makes the following finding: <br /> 1. Seward City Code Section 6.10.120 B.,provides that the city may utilize competitive <br /> bids obtained by other governmental units; and <br /> 2. Cal Worthington Ford in Anchorage, Alaska has been awarded a contract to provide <br /> patrol vehicles for the State of Alaska and the City of Seward has an opportunity to <br /> purchase one patrol vehicle at a bid amount not to exceed$34,979.00. <br />