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File #: 2017-0545   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 8/4/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 60-month indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery Contract No. MA3280700 to Walco Electric Company for the overhaul of direct current (DC) traction motors for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,188,440, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.
Sponsors: Operations (Department)
Indexes: Contractors, Contracts, Guidelines, Maintenance, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Red Line, Procurement, Rail Fleet Services, Rail Operations - Red Line (Project), Rolling stock, Safety, Safety and security, Safety vehicles, State Of Good Repair, Vehicle performance, Vehicle safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017


Subject
SUBJECT: A650 DC TRACTION MOTOR OVERHAUL

Action
ACTION: APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a 60-month indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery Contract No. MA3280700 to Walco Electric Company for the overhaul of direct current (DC) traction motors for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,188,440, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.

Issue
ISSUE
This procurement is for the overhaul of 120 DC traction motors as recommended by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) established guidelines. Accomplishing overhaul activities will ensure the 30 car DC traction motor fleet remains in a constant State of Good Repair (SGR) and that our fleet is assessed based on condition in an effort to proactively increase passenger safety, vehicle availability and performance.


Discussion
DISCUSSION
The A650 car DC traction Heavy Rail Vehicle Fleet is in its 25th year of revenue operations with over 800,000 miles of service per vehicle. To ensure a continued level of vehicle performance and in accordance with the OEM recommended guidelines, the traction motor overhaul is required at the 250,000 mile interval. This is a new Contract to replace the existing overhaul contract currently in use that expires on December 12, 2017.

The DC traction motor is a primary component of the vehicle propulsion system that electrically propels the vehicle and if not properly maintained, is subject to failures with negative impact to vehicle performance, reliability and passenger safety.

DC traction motors include electrical and mechanical components that wear out requiring both routine maintenance and overhaul for sustained reliability and equipment longevity. Moreover, these components require specialized tooling, fixtures, and training that is beyond in-house Metro staff capabilities. The contractor will perform overhaul servi...

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