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Plow trucks tender $74k over budget, fleet reserve to meet shortfall

Posted February 10, 2020

Currie Truck Centre was the only bidder to supply and deliver New Tecumseth, two single axle combination plow and sander trucks at a cost of $514,938, not including HST.

The actual tendered cost was $564,938, which was reduced by $50,000 as the trade-in value of two, 2009 plows being replaced.

The $74,000 shortfall will be financed from the fleet replacement reserve fund.

"In review of the variance, staff have contacted the vendor supplier in order to determine
the contributors," according to the report to council. "Notable increases in the cost of raw steel, labour and electrical components were cited as the major factors."

Delivery is expected within 260 days from purchase order issue.

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by Tony Veltri