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Oliver Ford Lower Bidder on Squad Cars

March 4, 2011

03/07/11 It was an evening of bid openings during the recent Plymouth Board of Public Works and City meeting.

The Board opened bids for two police cars during their meeting on February 28th.  Bids were received from County Auto and Oliver Ford for squad cars.  Country Auto bid a price of $44,594 for two 2011 Dodge 4-door Chargers.  They offered $5,000 for the trade-in of two 2006 Crown Victorias putting the bottom line at $39,594.  Oliver Ford bid $41,080 for two 2011 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptors.  They also offered $5,000 for the two trade-ins bring their bottom line to $36,080.

Oliver Ford in Plymouth was the successful low bidder for the new squad cars for the Plymouth Police Department by $3,500. Salesman Steve Keiser explained that Ford Motor Company will be discontinuing the Crown Vic this year, replacing it with a new “Police Cruiser” that will be available later in the summer.  He said for that reason the bid was reduced.

The Board also opened bids for fuel supplies. Two companies sent in bids, Petroleum Traders from Fort Wayne and North Central Co-op.  Petroleum Traders had a bid of $3.5291 per gallon for 87 octane unleaded gasoline and $3.8035 per gallon for diesel.  The Co-op offered a bid of $3.031 a gallon for 87 octane and a bid of $3.266 per gallon for diesel.  They also offered a firm pricing of $3.217 for gasoline and $3.551 for diesel.   

Bids were also opened for various street paving materials including fill dirt, top soli, stone, and aggregate along with rental rated for heavy equipment and machine operators.  Two Companies, The Stockberger Group of Plymouth and Rock Industries from Peru submitted bids although Rock Industries did not supply a bid bond as required.