City Reviews Sole Sourcing After Vendor Complaint

January 28, 2015

Photo via Flickr/Chet Williams.
Photo via Flickr/Chet Williams.

The Casper (Wy.) City Council is reviewing its sole-sourced purchase of two pieces of equipment after a vendor asked why he wasn’t given an opportunity to bid, according to the Casper Star Tribune.

The city purchased a Caterpillar front-end wheel loader and compactor for landfill use. A vendor selling John Deere equipment said his loader was cheaper and equally capable, and he and other dealers should have been able to bid for the loader.

The city's Solid Waste manager said Caterpillar is the only manufacturer that holds up in landfill use, and the department has been sole-sourcing equipment from the company since the 1960s, the newspaper reported.


  1. 1. Anthony [ January 28, 2015 @ 10:23AM ]

    At least, following letters of end user reports on the vehicle longevity in landfill operations, allow USA built equipment on the bid list with a required head-to-head demonstration. You will get foreign builders complaining at that point. Even a bigger issue following the purchase, is parts and service availability at the local level and a timely response as spelled out in the bid request/bid spec.


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