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File #: 2018-0638   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/21/2018 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the chief Executive Officer to award a two-year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract No. MA53850000 to Gillig LLC, for Kit - Q'Pod Assemblies with Passenger Curb Side Seats. The Contract has a first year amount of $2,005,420, inclusive of sales tax, and a second year amount of $2,005,420, inclusive of sales tax, for a total contract value of $4,010,840, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Ada Equipment Installation (Project), Bus Maintenance Projects, Complete Midlife On Nabi Compo Buses Through 8649 Series. Begin New Flyer Series 5600-6149 Midlife, Contracts, Curbs, Dynamic Signage, Lap, Maintenance, Procurement, Strategic planning, Wheelchairs
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary, 3. Presentation
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: Q'POD ASSEMBLY KITS WITH CURB SIDE SEAT

Action
ACTION: AWARD CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the chief Executive Officer to award a two-year, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract No. MA53850000 to Gillig LLC, for Kit - Q'Pod Assemblies with Passenger Curb Side Seats. The Contract has a first year amount of $2,005,420, inclusive of sales tax, and a second year amount of $2,005,420, inclusive of sales tax, for a total contract value of $4,010,840, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.
Issue
ISSUE
This procurement is for the acquisition of Q'Pod Wheelchair Securement Kits that include two Q'Pod units and one wall mounted flip seat per bus. The Q'POD's 3-point system and integrated restraints make securing wheelchair passengers quicker and easier than the current wheelchair securement systems. Award of this Contract will ensure that Bus Maintenance has adequate inventory to replace the current wheelchair securement systems with the Q'Pod's 3-point system during the bus midlife refurbishment.
Background
BACKGROUND

The Central Maintenance Shop (CMS) will be begin midlife refurbishments on the North American Bus Industries (NABI) 8500 series composite buses in the spring of 2019 and plans to install Q'Pod wheelchair securement kits and the wall mounted flip seat on all of these midlife buses. The Q'Pod wheelchair securement kits will be installed by Metro Mechanics at the CMS during the midlife refurbishment process.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
The Q'Pod wheelchair securement 3-point technology provides one of the fastest ways to secure a wheelchair passenger. In addition, the Q'Pod's integrated stabilizing bumper acts as a 4th contact point, improving lateral stability and greatly reducing wheelchair tip-overs. All Q'Pod lap, shoulder, and self-tensioning rear belts are fully enclosed when not in use and located in ea...

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