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File #: 2018-0497   
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 firm fixed price Contract No. OP51822000 with Brandt Group, Road Rail Division, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for one (1) Rail Emergency Response Unit in the amount of $1,429,680 inclusive of sales tax, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Amalgamated Transit Union, Contracts, Fy18 Non-Revenue Vehicle Replacement (Rail) (Project), Light rail vehicles, Maintenance, Maintenance of way, Procurement, Rail Fleet Services, Rolling stock, Safety, 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: RAIL EMERGENCY RESPONSE UNIT CONTRACT

Action
ACTION: CONTRACT AWARD

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price Contract No. OP51822000 with Brandt Group, Road Rail Division, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for one (1) Rail Emergency Response Unit in the amount of $1,429,680 inclusive of sales tax, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.
Issue
ISSUE

This procurement is for the replacement of a Metro owned and operated Heavy Duty Rail Recovery Truck (Rail Emergency Response Unit). This equipment is required to support the Rail Fleet Services (RFS) maintenance function of the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) fleet throughout the Metro system.

Background
BACKGROUND

A rail emergency response unit is used for three main purposes: 1) Pulling stranded LRVs from rail lines due to traction power, overhead catenary system (OCS), or LRV failures, 2) Re-railing LRVs that have derailed on the track, and 3) Commissioning of Mainline and yard to test track and LRVs before start-up of new rail lines or yards.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Metro owns and operates three rail emergency response units that are currently deployed at strategic locations supporting service on the Metro Blue, Gold, Green, and Expo, and the rapidly approaching Crenshaw light rail lines. Of these three units, one has been in operation since 1998 and is scheduled for replacement.
The new machine has tandem drive units that provide the ability to negotiate tight curves, specialized couplers to match the LRV's power supply and braking capabilities, contains on-chassis cabinets for re-railing tools and equipment. In addition, the vehicle will have specialized lighting to augment work at night or any dimly lit conditions such as tunnels.
This purchase of a new rail emergency response unit will provide Metro RFS with the equipment ...

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