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  County Administrator's Report     11. 3.    
BCC Regular Meeting Budget & Finance Consent  
Meeting Date: 10/06/2016  
Issue:    Concerning the Purchase of one Brush Chipper, Trailer Mounted, 15 Inch Capacity for the Road Division, VE 15-16.024
From: Joy D. Blackmon, P.E.
Department: Public Works  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning the Purchase of One Brush Chipper, Trailer Mounted, 15 Inch Capacity for the Road Division - Joy D. Blackmon, P.E., Public Works Department Director

That the Board authorize the issuance of a Purchase Order to Vermeer Southeast Sales & Service, Inc., in the amount of $52,155.58 for one Vermeer BC1500 brush chipper, trailer mounted, 15 inch capacity, for the Road Division, in accordance with the specifications of VE 15-16.024.

The Purchasing Department posted the request on the Escambia County Website for 30 days from August 18, 2016, through September 16, 2016.  One additional response was received.

[Funding:  Fund 175, Transportation Trust Fund, Cost Center 210402, Object Code 56401]
BACKGROUND:
The purchase of this Brush Chipper will enhance the Right-of-Way Maintenance/Tree Trimming program of the Road Division and will also complement the response in weather-related clearing operations. It will replace an older model currently in the fleet, which will be evaluated and auctioned as surplus. The Purchasing Department posted the request on the Escambia County Website for 30 days, beginning August 18, 2016 through September 16, 2016, based on the specifications of VE 15-16.024; one response was received from Vermeer Southeast Sales & Service, Inc.
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
Funds are available in Fund 175, Transportation Trust Fund, Cost Center 210402, Object Code 56401.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
N/A
PERSONNEL:
N/A
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
This recommendation is in compliance with the Escambia County, FL Code of Ordinances, Chapter 46, Article II, Section 46-44, Application; exemptions; and Section 46-64, Board approval, and Award a Purchase Order.

In an effort to encourage competition from local businesses and in compliance with Board adopted policy, this purchase was advertised on the county's website for 30 days. One response was received.
 
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
Upon Board approval, the Office of Purchasing will be requested to issue a Purchase Order.

Attachments
VE 15-16.024
Vermeer Quote Submittal

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