DISCLAIMER

06-0794R


RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO ZIEGLER/CATERPILLAR, INC., FOR RENTAL/LEASE OF 16 CATERPILLAR MODEL 143H MOTOR GRADERS FOR FOUR ADDITIONAL SIX MONTH PERIODS (FOUR SNOW SEASONS) AT AN ANNUAL AMOUNT OF $365,270.80.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     RESOLVED, that Ziegler/Caterpillar, Inc., be and hereby are awarded a contract for rental/lease of 16 Caterpillar Model 143H motor graders to the street maintenance division for four additional six-month periods (four snow seasons) at an annual amount of $365,270.80, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable from General Fund 100, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1920-2550, Object 5415.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution, which clarifies the intent of Resolution 05-0425R (passed June 27, 2005), authorizes the rental/lease of 16 Caterpillar Model 143H motor graders from Ziegler/Caterpillar Inc., for four additional six-month periods (four snow seasons). The original bid was for a five-year period; the previous resolution stated the bid was only for the 2005/2006 winter season.


Requisition Nos. 06-0736, 07-0002

Tabulation of bids received June 13, 2005

Ziegler, Inc., Duluth, MN

16 ea 143H @ $3,572.68/mo x 6 mo = $342,977.28 + 6-1/2% tax = $365,270.80

Nortrax Equipment, Duluth, MN

16 ea 772CH @ $5,080/mo x 6 mo = $451,200 + 6-1/2% tax = $480,528