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File #: 16-1035    Version: 1 Name: Patrol Vehicle Purchase
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/17/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/14/2016 Final action: 6/14/2016
Title: Consider and take action on a resolution approving the purchase of one police patrol vehicle and related equipment form various BuyBoard vendors in an amount not to exceed $50,369.62 (Assistant City Manager)
Attachments: 1. Data Sheet, 2. Proposed Resolution, 3. Engine Replacement Quote, 4. Vehicle Replacement Quotes, 5. Patrol Vehicle Expense Breakdown, 6. Bearing Scoring Images
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Consider and take action on a resolution approving the purchase of one police patrol vehicle and related equipment form various BuyBoard vendors in an amount not to exceed $50,369.62 (Assistant City Manager)

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Approval of this item will authorize the purchase of one Ford Interceptor Explorer for the early replacement of unit 124 due to engine failure.

The capital replacement schedule, adopted by City Council in 2006, provides for police automobiles to be replaced every six (6) years. Pursuant to this policy, the 2009 police vehicle was eligible for replacement in 2015. Efforts are being made to increase the life of the units to replace at the eight (8) year mark or greater.

The Dodge Chargers have had more issues than the previous patrol vehicle, the Ford Crown Victoria. These issues include, but are not limited to, suspension, brakes and camshaft/lifters issues. In FY2016, twelve (12) Police Dodge Chargers have been brought to Fleet Maintenance with complaints of lifters making a knocking/tapping sound within the engine. Nine vehicles were replaced and two of the vehicles had engine replacements. The remaining one is recommended below for replacement:

ยท Unit 124 - 2009 Dodge Charger, 95,400 miles
Unit was brought in on April 7, 2016 with a concern of the engine making a tapping sound along with electrical and power issues. Mechanics tore down the engine and discovered scoring and grooves on the front camshaft bearing. As the bearing is part of the engine block, the engine must be replaced. Total cost of the replacement estimated to be $7,599.90

Due to the mileage for this unit and the continued maintenance issues with the Dodge Charger fleet, staff recommends replacing this Charger with a 2017 Ford Police Interceptors. Use of the State BuyBoard contract and the reuse of the video system, opticoms and laptops, the total replacement cost is $50,369.62. Delivery time for police vehicles is six to nine months. After the replacement of th...

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