McAllen purchases 31 new vehicles
MCALLEN, Mar 12, 2013 (The Monitor - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The City Commission approved spending $920,000 for new trucks and other vehicles Monday night.
McAllen will purchase 29 pickup trucks and two other vehicles from Texas dealerships, according to city bid documents. No Rio Grande Valley auto dealers submitted bids.
The new vehicles include:
--Five model-year 2013 Ford F-150 pickup trucks from Caldwell Country Ford of Caldwell, which submitted a bid of $15,527 each.
--Five model-year 2013 Chevrolet 2500 HD pickup trucks from Caldwell Country Chevrolet of Caldwell, which submitted a bid of $40,975 each.
--Four model-year 2013 Ford F-250 pickup trucks from Randall Reed's Prestige Ford of Garland, which submitted a bid of $36,980 each.
The Commission also approved another major purchase Monday, accepting a bid from American Investigations and Security International of Brownsville to provide security services.
The Brownsville-based company has provided McAllen with armed and unarmed security guards for three years, according to documents provided to the Commission. McAllen spent nearly $645,000 last fiscal year on security guards and estimates the new contract will cost about $675,000 annually.
Dave Hendricks covers McAllen for The Monitor. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and (956) 683-4452 or on Twitter, @dmhj.
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