04-0527R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO NORTRAX EQUIPMENT COMPANY FOR RENTAL/LEASE OF 14 MOTOR GRADERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $420,462 INCLUDING TAX.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     RESOLVED, that Nortrax Equipment Company be and hereby is awarded a contract for rental/lease of 14 John Deere Model 772CHII motor graders for six months period during the year 2004/2005 winter seasons for the maintenance operation division in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $420,462 including tax, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable out of General Fund 0100, Department/Agency 500, Organization 2000, Object 5415.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the six month rental/lease of 14 motor graders from Nortrax Equipment Company for $420,462 including tax and unlimited hours to be paid from General Fund 0100. The motor graders are required to remove snow from the streets of Duluth during the year 2004/2005 winter seasons. The rental/lease period is for a six months season (October 15 through April 14). Nortrax Equipment Company was the lowest of the two companies who responded. Re-Bid No. 04-0445A


Tabulation of re-bids received July 16, 2004

Nortrax Equipment Company, Duluth, MN (five year lease)

$420,462.00

Ziegler, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

$421,800.39