04-0172R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO A.B.M. EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY, INC., FOR UTILITY BODY WITH CANOPY IN THE AMOUNT OF $64,304.70.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED, that A.B.M. Equipment and Supply, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for furnishing and installing two utility bodies with canopy on two Chevrolet 4500 chassis for the utility operation division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $64,304.70, terms net 30, FOB destination, $48,228.52 payable out of Water Fund 0510, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5580 and $16,076.18 payable out of Gas Fund 0520, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5580.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the purchase of two utility bodies with canopy from A.B.M. Equipment and Supply for $64,304.70 to be paid from Water Fund 0510 and Gas Fund 0520. The utility bodies will be mounted on two new Chevrolet cab and chassis Unit 1719 and Unit 1720. Monroe Truck Equipment's bid did not meet specification referring to the lift gate. A.B.M. Equipment & Supply was the lowest of the five companies who responded with bids that met specifications. The estimated cost of this purchase is $74,300. Bid No. 04-0129

Tabulation of bids received February 17, 2004

A.B.M. Equipment & Supply, Hopkins, MN $64,304.70
Aspen Equipment Company, Duluth, MN $65,537.97
Crysteel Truck Equipment, Fridley, MN $66,607.70
United Truck Body Company, Duluth, MN $71,359.10
Equipment Rental Company, Duluth, MN $76,958.72
Monroe Truck Equipment, Marshfield, WI $63,819.06*
* did not meet specifications