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File #: 65315    Version: 1 Name: New Flyer Sole Source Bus Vendor
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/3/2021 In control: Metro Transit
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/6/2021
Enactment date: 7/12/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00486
Title: A Resolution authorizing the negotiation of a noncompetitive contract with New Flyer to purchase Bus Rapid Transit vehicles as a sole source provider.
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Grant Foster, Yannette Figueroa Cole
Attachments: 1. New Flyer Industries - Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required April 2021.pdf, 2. 65315 - BRT Vehicle Sole Source.pdf, 3. 2107096_Common Council Registrants Report.pdf, 4. 7-6-21 Written Public Comment 65315.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the negotiation of a noncompetitive contract to purchase Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles. The total purchase price is subject to negotiations. A subsequent resolution will be presented to the Common Council to enter into a negotiated agreement. The 2021 Adopted Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) included a total BRT project budget of $160 million. The 2021 CIP included $52.9 million for vehicle purchases.
Title
A Resolution authorizing the negotiation of a noncompetitive contract with New Flyer to purchase Bus Rapid Transit vehicles as a sole source provider.
Body
WHEREAS, the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will require the purchase of approximately forty-three (43) articulated sixty-foot buses with doors on both sides, with an order planned to be placed in 2022;
WHEREAS, the BRT project will be funded by Federal grant sources;
WHEREAS, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has stringent requirements regarding certification of new buses for use of Federal funds and use of American content that would not allow any new vendors to enter the market prior to the award of a bus order for the BRT Project, referred to as Altoona Testing;
WHEREAS, the United States government passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which prohibited use of Federal funds to certain Chinese-owned bus manufacturers after December 2021;
WHEREAS, the City of Madison has conducted a Request for Information to all certified bus vendors in the United States and found that only one vendor, New Flyer Industries, is able to supply sixty-foot buses with doors on both sides which are certified through Altoona Testing and is not currently precluded by the NDAA;
WHEREAS, detailed pricing information is available from other procurements around the country where New Flyer Industries has proposed or been selected, enabling a high confidence in competitive pricing in negotiating a sole source procurement;
WHEREAS, the total dollar amount...

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