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File #: 2017-0399   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/26/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2017 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a three year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity Contract No. MA39865000 for Near Zero Emission Natural Gas Fueled Heavy Duty Engines to Cummins Pacific, LLC for a not-to-exceed amount of $8,160,523, inclusive of sales tax, for the base year; a not-to-exceed amount of $11,296,774, inclusive of sales tax, for the first one year option; and a not-to-exceed amount of $7,064,518, inclusive of sales tax, for the second one year option, for a total Contract amount of $26,521,815.
Sponsors: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
Indexes: Bus Maintenance Projects, Bus Midlife Program, Contracts, Fuels, Location 30, Natural gas, Procurement, System safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
JULY 20, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: NEAR ZERO NATURAL GAS FUELED ENGINES

Action
ACTION: APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a three year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity Contract No. MA39865000 for Near Zero Emission Natural Gas Fueled Heavy Duty Engines to Cummins Pacific, LLC for a not-to-exceed amount of $8,160,523, inclusive of sales tax, for the base year; a not-to-exceed amount of $11,296,774, inclusive of sales tax, for the first one year option; and a not-to-exceed amount of $7,064,518, inclusive of sales tax, for the second one year option, for a total Contract amount of $26,521,815.

Issue
ISSUE

The Cummins ISL G 280 horse power (hp) engines, currently installed in our NABI 45-foot series composite buses, will be replaced with new "Near zero" emission engines that will operate here on Renewable Compressed Natural Gas (RCNG). The Central Maintenance Facility (CMF) engine replacement program is coordinated with Metro's strategic plans for transitioning to Zero Emission Buses. This procurement is required to ensure the current engine replacement program continues without delays and with no impact on revenue service.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

CMF staff has identified a requirement to purchase up to 395 natural gas fueled heavy duty engines to replace currently installed Cummins ISL G 280 hp engines during the period FY18 through FY20. The Cummins ISL G Near Zero Emission [0] engines delivered under this procurement will be installed as part of the engine replacement program.

The ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine reduces NOx by 90 percent and greenhouse gases by nine percent compared to the standard ISL-G CNG-powered engine. Currently, the Cummins the ISL G Near Zero Emission is the only CNG mid-range engine to receive emissions certifications from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Ai...

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