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File #: 2022-095    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/7/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/1/2022 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF BUS SHELTERS AND BUS BENCHES FROM TOLAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. AT A DO-NOT-EXCEED TOTAL COST OF $475,616.02 (CITY COUNCIL)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Commission
Attachments: 1. Exhibit No. 1 - Tolar Quote, 2. Exhibit No. 2 - Sole source correspondence, 3. Exhibit No. 3 - Shelter and Bench drawings, 4. Exhibit No. 4 - Waiver
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Consent


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF BUS SHELTERS AND BUS BENCHES FROM TOLAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. AT A DO-NOT-EXCEED TOTAL COST OF $475,616.02 (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The City provides fixed-route bus service through Long Beach Transit (LBT) and the Carson Circuit. As part of these services, the City also owns and maintains bus shelters and benches to accommodate riders at bus stops. Due to constant exposure to outdoor elements, the amenities have aged considerably, with visible signs of wear and tear.

In recent years, Public Works and Transportation staff have replaced 26 shelters and benches with newer units from Tolar Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Tolar). These shelters exhibit a custom perforated rear wall with the logo "CARSON" as part of their design. Staff would like to extend this unified look across the City's remaining bus stops by ordering an additional 18 Carson-branded bus shelters and 216 bus benches from Tolar. This procurement would essentially complete efforts to upgrade and beautify every bus stop in Carson.

The total cost of the order is $452,967.64 (Exhibit No. 1; Tolar Quote). To account for any unanticipated charges, staff is requesting an additional 5% contingency, for a do-not-exceed total cost of $475,616.02.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

1. WAIVE the bidding requirements in Chapter 6 ("Purchasing System") of Title II of the Carson Municipal Code (CMC), pursuant to CMC Section 2611(e) ("Sole Source Purchasing"); and
2. APPROVE the purchase of 18 bus shelters and 216 bus benches from Tolar Manufacturing Company, Inc. at a do-not-exceed total cost of $475,616.02.

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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate.

IV. BACKGROUND

The City provides fixed-route bus service through Long Beach Transit (LBT) and the Carson Circuit. As part of these services, the City also owns and maintains bus shelters ...

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