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File #: 2015-1228   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 7/29/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 9/17/2015 Final action: 9/24/2015
Title: AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to: A. Increase the Life of Project (LOP) budget for the 900 bus buy project to include funding for Option 1 price escalation; retrofit of operator safety barriers; and Live Video Monitoring System (LVMS) in the amount of $3,617,152 from $503,442,500 to $507,059,652; and B. Approve Contract Modifications 9 and 10 for Contract OP33202869 to New Flyer of America, in the amount of $6,043,492, for Option 1 price escalation and for retrofit of operator safety barriers and LVMS, increasing the total Contract value from $498,652,341 to $504,695,833.
Sponsors: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
Indexes: Barriers (Roads), Board approved Contract, Budget, Budgeting, Bus Acquisitions, Contracts, Jobs, Procurement, Purchase 550 40-Foot Buses For Fleet Replacement (Project), Retrofitting, Rolling stock, Safety, Safety and security, Surveys, System safety, Transit operators, Video
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - Contract Modification, 3. Attachment C - Funding/Expenditure Plan, 4. Attachment D -Transit Agencies Using Operator Barriers
Meeting_Body
REVISED
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: NEW FLYER BUSES

ACTION: APPROVE RETROFIT OF OPERATOR BARRIERS AND LIVE VIDEO MONITORS ON REMAINING NEW FLYER BUSES AND OPTION 1 PRICE ESCALATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. Increase the Life of Project (LOP) budget for the 900 bus buy project to include funding for Option 1 price escalation; retrofit of operator safety barriers; and Live Video Monitoring System (LVMS) in the amount of $3,617,152 from $503,442,500 to $507,059,652; and

B. Approve Contract Modifications 9 and 10 for Contract OP33202869 to New Flyer of America, in the amount of $6,043,492, for Option 1 price escalation and for retrofit of operator safety barriers and LVMS, increasing the total Contract value from $498,652,341 to $504,695,833.

Issue
ISSUE

Contract OP33202869 is a firm fixed price contract for the purchase of up to 900 forty-foot CNG transit buses. The Base Order Contract for 550 buses was executed on February 1, 2013. In February 2015, Metro's Board approved Contract Option 1 for 350 additional buses for a total of 900 buses. Base order buses purchased under this contract went into service in December 2013. Option 1 buses are currently being delivered to Metro at a rate of 5 buses per week with a delivery completion date of October 2016.

In response to increased operator assaults, Metro's CEO directed staff to retrofit all of Metro's bus fleet with protective operator barriers in order to provide additional protection to operators.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Operator Barriers & Live Video Monitoring System
In September 2014, New Flyer was directed to begin installation of LVMS during production on 618 buses. In February 2015, Metro directed New Flyer to begin installation of protective operator barriers on 473 buses during production.

The first phase of Metro CEO's directe...

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