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City Buying 123 New Cars, Trucks and Vans

The City's purchase of 123 vehicles for $3,398,379 to supplement the current City Fleet, and support the operational functions of various City Divisions goes before City Council June 25th.



The Mayors Consent Agenda within the City Council Agenda for June 25th contains four purchase requests for a total of 123 vehicles with a total cost of $3,398,379. The purpose of the purchase of these vehicles is to supplement the current City Fleet, and support the operational functions of various City Divisions. No division titles were listed in the City documents provided to the Council.


The following vehicles are included in the four purchase requests:

  • 44 Ford F-Series Trucks

  • 28 Toyota Camry Hybrids

  • 19 Ford Police Interceptors

  • 10 Ford Explorers

  • 8 Ford Escapes

  • 6 Ford Transit Cargo Vans

  • 5 Ford F-150s

  • 3 Chevrolet Colorado Trucks


Below are the four purchase requests:

  1. 45 Vehicles - Use of the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Contract with Alan Jay Fleet Sales for the Purchase of Forty-five (45) Vehicles, C18-0441 The City of Orlando is buying 28 Toyota Camry Hybrids to support the operational functions of various City Divisions. It's also buying one Ford F-Series Truck, five Ford Explorers, four Ford Escapes, seven Ford Police Interceptors. The total number of automobiles is 45 and the total cost is $1,205,362.00. 

  2. 30 Vehicles - Use of the City of Tallahassee Contract with Beck Auto Sales, Inc. for the Purchase of Thirty (30) Vehicles, C18-0442 The Fleet Management Division is requesting to utilize City of Tallahassee Contract #3921 with Beck Auto Sales, Inc., of Palatka, Florida, for the purchase of thirty (30) vehicles in the total amount of $831,466.09.  Vehicles include twelve (12) Ford F-Series Trucks, one (1) Ford Explorer, one (1) Ford Escape, twelve (12) Ford Police Interceptors, one (1) Ford Transit Cargo Van and three (3) Chevrolet Colorado Trucks. These thirty (30) vehicles will supplement the current City Fleet, and will support the operational functions of various City Divisions.

  3. 34 Vehicles - Award to Rush Truck Centers of Florida, Inc. for the Purchase of Thirty-four (34) Ford Vehicles, N18-0443 The Fleet Management Division is requesting to purchase thirty-four (34) vehicles from Rush Truck Centers of Florida, Inc., of Orlando, Florida, in the total amount of $960,361.00.  Vehicles include thirty-one (31) Ford F-Series Trucks, one (1) Ford Explorer and two (2) Ford Transit Cargo Vans. These thirty-four (34) vehicles will supplement the current City Fleet, and will support the operational functions of various City Divisions.

  4. 14 Vehicles - Award to Tropical Ford Inc. for the Purchase of Fourteen (14) Ford Vehicles, N18-0444 The Fleet Management Division is requesting to purchase fourteen (14) vehicles from Tropical Ford Inc., of Orlando, Florida, in the total amount of $401,190.61.  Vehicles include five (5) Ford F-150s, three (3) Ford Explorers, three (3) Ford Escapes and three (3) Ford Transit Cargo Vans, These fourteen (14) vehicles will supplement the current City Fleet, and will support the operational functions of various City Divisions.

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