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File #: 2018-0488   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/24/2018 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 10/18/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to: A. EXECUTE Modification No. 3 to Contract No. OP28367-001, Part D, awarded to New Flyer of America, for the acquisition of sixty foot Zero Emission Buses (ZEB), to upgrade and increase the onboard bus battery capacity in the firm fixed price amount of $2,792,074, for a total contract amount of $70,970,417; and B. NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE with New Flyer of America future contract modifications to Contract No. OP28367-001, Part D, for a not to exceed amount of $1,000,000 for each contract modification.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Bus 60'Ze W/ New Flyer- 40 (Project), Bus Acquisitions, Contracts, Eric Garcetti, Metro Orange Line, Motion / Motion Response, Paul Krekorian, Procurement, Rolling stock, Safety, Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Master Plan, Zero Emissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B – Contract Modification Change Order Log, 3. Attachment C - DEOD Summary, 4. Attachment D - Board Motion
Related files: 2018-0712
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 18, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: ARTICULATED ZERO EMISSION TRANSIT BUSES

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. EXECUTE Modification No. 3 to Contract No. OP28367-001, Part D, awarded to New Flyer of America, for the acquisition of sixty foot Zero Emission Buses (ZEB), to upgrade and increase the onboard bus battery capacity in the firm fixed price amount of $2,792,074, for a total contract amount of $70,970,417; and

B. NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE with New Flyer of America future contract modifications to Contract No. OP28367-001, Part D, for a not to exceed amount of $1,000,000 for each contract modification.

Issue
ISSUE

Consistent with Metro Board direction, motion by Directors Garcetti, Krekorian and Antonovich on Oct 27, 2016 Regular Board Meeting Item 42 (File ID 2016-0852), Metro is in the process of converting the Metro Orange Line (MOL) from 100% Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) operation to 100% Zero Emission Buses (ZEB) operation by 2020.

Contract No. OP28367-001, Part D, requires the delivery of buses, depot chargers and on-route chargers. Due to the rapidly changing improvement in battery density, Metro has an option to transition to a battery configuration with more capacity and still maintain the high charge rates. New Flyer has proposed to upgrade the battery capacity from 250 kW-hr to 320 kW-hr. This option was not available during the solicitation of the contract award; and the final battery configuration has recently been designed. Approval of Recommendation A authorizes the increase in battery capacity.

The project delivery schedule is very aggressive and challenging in part due to the long lead times associated with designing and installing charging equipment at multiple locations and the coordination required with outside organizations such as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. ...

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