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File #: 2020-0637   
Type: Project Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 9/17/2020 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 1/26/2023 Final action: 1/26/2023
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to solicit competitive negotiations Request for Proposals (RFPs), pursuant to Public Contract Code (PCC) ?20217 and Metro's procurement policies and procedures for the acquisition of new Battery Electric Buses (BEBs) and supporting Charging Infrastructure. (REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE FULL BOARD)
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: All Door Boarding, Americans With Disabilities Act, Barriers (Roads), Bids, Budgeting, Burbank, Bus Acquisitions, Bus rapid transit, California State Transportation Agency, Carson, Chatsworth, Contract administration, Contracts, Division 08, El Monte, Jobs, Measure M, Metro Busway G Line, Metro Divisions, Metro Orange Line, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Rail L Line, North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, Pasadena, Pedestrians, Procurement, Program, Project, Purchasing, Request For Proposal, Rolling stock, Safety, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, South Bay Service Sector, System safety, Transit buses, Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Master Plan, Zero Emissions
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
JANUARY 19, 2023


Subject
SUBJECT: NEW BATTERY-ELECTRIC BUS PROCUREMENT

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to solicit competitive negotiations Request for Proposals (RFPs), pursuant to Public Contract Code (PCC) ?20217 and Metro's procurement policies and procedures for the acquisition of new Battery Electric Buses (BEBs) and supporting Charging Infrastructure.

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE FULL BOARD)

Issue
ISSUE
Metro anticipates that from FY24 through FY30, up to 1,526 (one thousand five hundred and twenty-six) buses will reach the end of their useful life. Most of these retiring buses will be more than 14 years old. There are also initiatives in place to move Metro toward a Zero Emission fleet in which accelerated acquisition of Battery Electric Buses and supporting Charging Infrastructure is crucial to success.
Additionally, the NoHo to Pasadena Transit Corridor and the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Improvement projects require the acquisition of BEBs and Charging Infrastructure.
Staff has determined that the new BEB and Charging Infrastructure solicitation constitutes a specialized transit equipment Purchase as it is an emerging Technology. This determination renders it appropriate for a competitively negotiated process in accordance with PCC ? 20217. PCC ? 20217 states that the Board, upon a finding by a two-thirds vote of all members, may find that the competitive low bid procurement method is not adequate for the agency's needs and direct that the procurement be
conducted through competitive negotiation. This competitive negotiation process is the same procurement model Metro used for previous new bus procurement projects, including the Forty-Foot (40') and Sixty Foot (60') Low Floor Zero Emission Bus Procurements.

Background
BACKGROUND

In December 2018, the California Air Resou...

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