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File #: 2021-218    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/9/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF EIGHT (8) TRANSIT BUS SHELTERS AND TEN (10) BUS BENCHES FROM TOLAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. AT A DO-NOT-EXCEED TOTAL COST OF $159,355 (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit No. 1 - Tolar Quote 20707PMR2, 2. Exhibit No. 2 - Carson Sole Source Correspondence, 3. Exhibit No. 3 - Shelters Sites, 4. Exhibit No. 4 - Shelter and bus bench images
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF EIGHT (8) TRANSIT BUS SHELTERS AND TEN (10) BUS BENCHES FROM TOLAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. AT A DO-NOT-EXCEED TOTAL COST OF $159,355 (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On March 28, 2020, the City's fixed-route bus service, the Carson Circuit, was suspended due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic; specifically, the possibility of spreading the virus to passengers and bus operators. Prior to this declaration, with City Council authorization, staff had engaged Long Beach Transit (LBT) in discussions to be the principal operator of this service. Negotiations with LBT are progressing well and staff plans to return to the City Council in the next few months for approval to start new services.
In the interim, staff would like to replace select transit bus shelters and benches along the City's major corridors, most of which have aged due to weather and regular wear and tear. To maintain the cohesive appearance of the shelters and benches that was implemented with the Carson Street Master Plan, the City Council is asked to waive the bidding procedures and utilize sole source purchasing. Should the City Council approve the purchase, the bus shelters and benches will be installed at major intersections in Carson and at locations strategic to, and supportive of the upcoming partnership with Long Beach Transit. Although new routes are still in the planning phase, the proposed locations can easily be adjusted to meet the needs of the final routes. Additionally, staff can relocate existing shelters to better meet the needs of the new partnership.
The estimated total cost of the eight (8) transit bus shelters and ten (10) transit bus benches is $151,767 (Exhibit No. 1). However, in an effort to account for any unanticipated charges associated with taxes, fees, shipping, handling, etc., staff is requesting an additional 5% contingency, for a ...

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