Staff recommends award of request for bids to United Rentals for the purchase of a Bomag BW 120 SL-5 asphalt compactor in the amount of $31,678.80.
A survey of all the roads within the City was conducted in January 2019. Many types of roadway distresses are present from longitudinal and transverse cracking, alligator cracking, weathering, block cracking and patches. Public Works has the necessary skills and equipment to repair all these types of distresses except for alligator cracking. A good example of moderate alligator cracking is along Polk near Coalinga street.
A request for bids was sent to equipment suppliers statewide. Three bids were received. United Rentals is the low bidder at $31,687.80. Sequoia Equipment Company provided a bid of $36,170.55 and Quinn Group provided a bid of $44,756.07.
The asphalt compactor is needed to make the necessary repairs to road distresses as shown in the picture. Whole rectangles of failed road sections would be removed, the base repaired and compacted and then hot mix asphalt placed, then rolled and compacted by the roller. Many of the City roads would benefit from this repair treatment.
Reject all bids. Staff can request bids at a later date but lower bid prices are not anticipated as this is the expected price for this equipment.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
The asphalt compactor is a budgeted item and will be purchased using only Enterprise funds and Gas Tax funds. There will be no impact to the General Fund.