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File #: 2018-0496   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/26/2018 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a two year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract No. MA48849-2000 to Cummins Inc. for bus engine ignition coils with a first year base contract amount of $678,129, inclusive of sales tax, and a second year contract amount of $695,106, inclusive of sales tax, for a total contract value of $1,373,235, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Bus Acquisitions, Bus Engine Replacement (Project), Bus Maintenance Projects, Contracts, Maintenance, Metro Divisions, Operations and Maintenance, Operations Maintenance (Project), Procurement, Rolling stock, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Related files: 2018-0673
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: BUS ENGINE IGNITION COILS

Action
ACTION: CONTRACT AWARD

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a two year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract No. MA48849-2000 to Cummins Inc. for bus engine ignition coils with a first year base contract amount of $678,129, inclusive of sales tax, and a second year contract amount of $695,106, inclusive of sales tax, for a total contract value of $1,373,235, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.

Issue
ISSUE

This procurement is for the acquisition of new bus engine ignition coils which are required for maintaining the safe and reliable operation of the bus fleet. Award of this Contract will ensure that Bus Maintenance has adequate inventory to repair and maintain buses according to Metro maintenance standards.

Background
BACKGROUND

The component usage reports from Material Management revealed that over 5,000 engine ignition coils were issued to Bus Maintenance to replace failed components and to support replacement during engine rebuild programs. The engine ignition coils are installed by Metro Mechanics at the Central Maintenance Shops and at all bus operating divisions. Buses cannot operate without properly functioning engine ignition coils.

Discussion
DISCUSSION
Ignition coils are an electronic engine management component that are a part of the bus's ignition system. The ignition coil is the component responsible for generating the engine spark, and any problems with the ignition coil can quickly lead to engine performance issues. The engine ignition coils support over 90% of our bus fleet which have Cummins 8.9 ISLG and L9N Near-Zero engines installed. The ignition coil is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part delivered direct from the engine manufacturer, Cummins, due to historical problems encountered with aftermarket ignition parts...

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