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File #: 21-3473    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Orange County Transit District Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/26/2021 In control: Transit Committee
On agenda: 7/8/2021 Final action: 7/8/2021
Title: Award of Sole Source Agreement for the Purchase of Bus Engines
Sponsors: Dayle Withers, Jennifer L. Bergener
Indexes: CONTRACT
Attachments: 1. Transmittal, 2. Staff Report

Title

Award of Sole Source Agreement for the Purchase of Bus Engines

 

Overview

The Orange County Transportation Authority operates a fleet of 173 New Flyer Xcelsior compressed natural gas-powered buses, model year 2016, that are due for midlife overhaul maintenance, which includes engine replacement. The proposed replacement engine has been certified by the California Air Resources Board as a near-zero-emission engine, which will further decrease the emissions profile of the entire bus fleet. Only one engine manufacturer is certified to meet these emissions standards. Board of Directors’ approval is requested to execute a sole source agreement.

 

Recommendation(s)

Authorize the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute Purchase Order No. C-1-3417 between the Orange County Transportation Authority and Cummins Pacific, LLC, in the amount of $12,525,823, for the purchase of 173 Cummins L9N, 8.9-liter, compressed natural gas-powered engines.