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Ky. City Could Save $570K over 10 Years from Leasing

Early projections show the city saving about $57,000 a year over 10 years before leveling out to $48,000 in annual savings, mainly from the lower maintenance and fuel costs of having newer vehicles.

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Mo. City May Replace Firefighting Fleet for $5M

Jefferson City Council (Mo.) is considering an agreement to replace all seven of its frontline trucks for $5 million.

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Bids, RFPs Grew 4.9% in Q1

A new study from Onvia found that state, local, and education procurement was up for the first quarter of 2017, with a 4.9% growth overall in bids and requests for proposals (RFPs).

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GFX Exclusive: All About Purchasing Contracts, with Tammy Rimes

Most attention gets spent on putting a contract in place — with the development of a bid, evaluation of proposals, and final contract negotiation. But what about contract management? Learn from Tammy Rimes about this topic at GFX.

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Mo. City Overhauls Fire Fleet with Six New Trucks

The six vehicles were funded by a voter-approved sales tax increase, and will replace the department's frontline fleet.

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Va. City Urgently Needs Police, Fire Fleet Upgrades

The City of Petersburg (Va.) Police and Fire Departments are hoping the FY-2018 budget will bring funding for fleet vehicles in desperate need of replacement.

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Toro Awarded National IPA Contract

The Toro Company has been awarded a new cooperative purchasing contract from the City of Mesa, Ariz., for use by all municipal agencies and other authorized users.

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Ill. City Chooses Purchase Over Lease of Police Motorcycles

After years of leasing police motorcycles, the City of Evanston, Ill., is choosing to buy the vehicles instead after calculating that this move will save money.

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Private Funding Helps N.J. City Upgrade Police Fleet

The City of Newark, N.J., announced it will upgrade its public safety fleet with 51 new patrol cars and a foam-dispensing fire truck. The patrol cars were partially funded by private companies.

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Ariz. Fire Department Seeks $34M for New Trucks

The Tucson (Ariz.) Fire Department is seeking funds to repair and replace its aging fleet of fire trucks. About 83% of the fleet's vehicles are due for replacement.

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