01-0347R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ZIEGLER, INC., FOR RENTAL OF 14 MOTOR GRADERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $377,073.90.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, that Ziegler, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for rental of 14 Caterpillar Model 143H motor graders for six months each for a total of 84 months during the year 2001/2002 winter season for the street maintenance division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $377,073.90, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable out of General Fund 0100, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 2000, Object 5415.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the rental of 14 motor graders from Ziegler, Inc., for $377,073.90 to be paid from General Fund 0100. The motor graders are required to remove snow from the streets of Duluth during the year 2001/2002 winter season. The rental period is for six months per season (October 15 through April 14). Ziegler was the lowest of the two companies who responded. The amount of $188,536.95 to be encumbered out of Year 2001 budget and the amount of $188,536.95 to be encumbered out of year 2002 budget. Bid No. 01-0429
 
Tabulation of bids received May 1, 2001
Ziegler, Inc., Duluth, MN 14 each 143H @ $4,215/month = $354,060
Ziegler, Inc., Duluth, MN 14 each 163H @ $4,895/month = $411,180
Nortrax Equipment, Duluth, MN 14 each 772CH @ $5,080/month = $426,720