BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to contract with NorthStar Ford for the purchase and delivery of various light duty trucks and vans in 2007 in accordance with the city’s specifications and the vendor’s low bid of $423,695.70 plus $2,718 tow command hitch packages plus $27,716.90 sales tax, plus $1,120 for title fees and $33,810 for extended warranties for a total amount of $489,060.60, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable from various funds, departments/agencies, organizations, and objects. The Minnesota sales tax does not apply to extended warranties.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes the city’s purchase of various light duty trucks and vans from NorthStar Ford for a total amount of $489,060.60, payable from various funds.
This purchase includes the following vehicles:
The city advertised for bids on March 1 and March 2, and opened bids on March 15, 2007. NorthStar Ford, located in Duluth, Minnesota, presented the lowest bids of seven vendors who responded. Those who participated are listed below:
NorthStar Ford, Duluth, MN
Nelson Ford Sales, Fergus Falls, MN
Nelson Dodge GMC, Fergus Falls, MN
Larson Chevrolet, Superior, WI
Mike Motors, Ely, MN
Luther Family Chevrolet, Duluth, MN
Boyer Ford Trucks, Minneapolis, MN
The accompanying Resolution 07-0294 also provides additional details about the bid process and awards for light duty trucks and vans.