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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: October 6 , 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-1 <br /> SUBJECT: Orange County Public Transportation Electric Bus and Charging Station <br /> Purchase <br /> DEPARTMENT: Transportation Services <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> FTA Award Letter Theo Letman, 919-245-2007 <br /> Town of Chapel Hill Council Resolution Jovana Amaro, 919-245-2651 <br /> PURPOSE: Staff proposes to "piggy back" on the Town of Chapel Hill bid that was awarded to <br /> Gillig LLC of Hayward, California on October 30, 2019 for the purchase of 40' Heavy Duty, Low <br /> Floor Battery Electric Transit Buses and Charging Unit. <br /> BACKGROUND: Federal Transit Administration has awarded Orange County Public <br /> Transportation with $1,117,000 dollars through the Bus and Bus Facilities Grant (5339), for the <br /> purchase of an electric bus and charging station. Funding for this grant is done with a local <br /> match of 20 percent or $223, 400 (up to but not exceeding). <br /> Under certain circumstances, North Carolina General Statute 143-129 allows local governments <br /> to make purchases without a separate bidding procedure. This type of acquisition can be made <br /> from any contractor that has, within the past 12 months, contracted to furnish the item to: (1) the <br /> federal government or any federal agency; (2) the state of North Carolina or any agency or <br /> political subdivision of the state; or (3) any other state or agency or political subdivision of that <br /> state, if the contractor is willing to extend the same or more favorable price and other terms to <br /> the local government. This process is called "piggy-backing" a bid, and has been used by <br /> Orange County on a number of occasions to achieve substantial savings on major equipment <br /> purchases. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: Orange County Public Transportation will use Article 43 funds (transit <br /> tax) to cover the 20 percent local match for this grant, which will not be greater than $223,400. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: <br /> • GOAL: ESTABLISH SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE LAND-USE AND <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES <br />