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<br />Purchase Order for CNG Fuel <br />June 6, 2017 <br />Page 1 of 2 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />DATE: June 6, 2017 <br /> <br />TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council <br /> <br />FROM: Tom Tait, Public Works Services Director <br /> By: Jacquelyn Mercado, Management Analyst <br /> <br />SUBJECT: PURCHASE ORDER WITH CLEAN ENERGY FOR THE PURCHASE OF <br />COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (“CNG”) FUEL FOR THE CITY’S FLEET <br />IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $45,000 <br /> Recommendation: Approve <br /> <br />SUMMARY <br /> <br />The City primarily utilizes the Clean Energy compressed natural gas (“CNG”) fueling <br />station located at the Foothill Transit Center to fuel CNG vehicles. The purchase order <br />contract with Clean Energy expires on June 30, 2017. It is recommended that the City <br />Council approve a sole source purchase order with Clean Energy for the purchase of <br />CNG fuel for the City’s fleet in an amount not to exceed $45,000. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND <br /> <br />The Public Works Services Department (“PWSD”) has been strategically replacing <br />vehicles that meet the City’s Vehicle Replacement Policy criteria with alternative fuel <br />vehicles such as CNG, Hybrid, and Plug-in Electric. This has allowed the City to be <br />compliant with the Air Quality Management District’s mandates that require heavy duty <br />equipment to be replaced with alternative fuel vehicles, reduces the City’s overall fuel <br />costs, and reduces the City’s greenhouse gas emissions footprint. The PWSD is <br />responsible for the purchase of CNG fuel and currently operates a fleet of eight CNG <br />vehicles. Three additional CNG vehicles purchased in Fiscal Year 2016-17 are <br />presently being outfitted and will be placed into operation by September 2017. <br /> <br />DISCUSSION <br /> <br />The PWSD utilizes two local CNG public fueling stations to fuel all City CNG vehicles. <br />The first station, owned and operated by Foothill Transit, is located less than a half a <br />mile from the Public Works Service Center. The second station, owned and operated by <br />the City of Pasadena, is located on Foothill Boulevard just west of the City limits. Clean <br />Energy is the sole source CNG fuel and service provider for both these fueling stations. <br /> <br />