|Due to the ending of the Citibus automotive filter agreement, a new agreement is needed for the purchase of automotive filters, e.g. air, oil, fuel, A/C, etc., for all Citibus vehicles. The City of Lubbock issued ITB 21-15861-KM for automotive filters for Citibus, and five vendors submitted bids on the 78 items.
The responsive companies only bid on the items for the filters that they are able to provide. Bids were broken down into individual line items for lowest bidder of each item. Contracts are awarded by line item and unit price. Therefore, multiple contracts will be awarded for this bid. Contracts are awarded for one year, with 2 one-year extensions. The total amount of the award is estimated based on expected quantities and actual expenditures may differ depending on actual quantities purchased. The price per unit will not change. Only contracts that are expected to exceed $50,000 over the life of the contract require City Council approval.
In response to ITB 21-15861-KM, bids were received and opened on May 21, 2021, and they are shown on the attached Bid Tabulation. Vehicle Maintenance Program, Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida, was the low bidder for Items 1, 3-5, 9, 12, 20, 22-25, 30, 32, 33, 37, 40, 41, 44, 47, 49-51, 53-58, 62, 64-66, 68, 70, 72-74, 76, and 77, totaling $25,009 annually ($75,027 for three years).
Texas Enterprises, Inc. dba United Oil & Grease, Kirk’s Automotive, Inc., Arnold Oil Company, and IEH Auto Parts, LLC, were the 4 remaining bidders, as shown on the attached Bid Tabulation, and will be awarded separate contracts for the remaining items.