Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 22-387   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: PORT EVERGLADES DEPARTMENT
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO APPROVE sole source, sole brand standardization of switch gear products and related services from the manufacturer, ABB INC., for the cranes in operation at Port Everglades.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Sole Brand Sole Source Memo dated March 3, 2022
Date Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
No records to display.
Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: George Tablack
Department: Finance and Administrative Services Division: Purchasing

Information
Requested Action
title
MOTION TO APPROVE sole source, sole brand standardization of switch gear products and related services from the manufacturer, ABB INC., for the cranes in operation at Port Everglades.

body
Why Action is Necessary
In accordance with Broward County Procurement Code, Section 21.19(a), the Board is required to approve all standardizations greater than the award authority of the Director of Purchasing; and Section 21.19(c), the Director of Purchasing may recommend to the Board that any brand or source of goods or services be standardized as the sole brand or sole source of goods or services that will be purchased for a County Agency or countywide.

What Action Accomplishes
Provides the standardization and procurement of switch gears through the manufacturer, ABB INC., for the Port Everglades Department.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken
None.

Summary Explanation/Background
THE PURCHASING DIVISION AND THE PORT EVERGLADES DEPARTMENT RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE MOTION.

The seven Samsung container cranes at Port Everglades are powered by General Electric switch gear equipment. Replacement parts and service from General Electric have been standardized by the Board since May 13, 2003. In 2019, General Electric sold its switch gear product line to ABB INC. Since then, ABB INC. is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to provide switch gear parts, engineering, and related services for the Samsung container cranes at Port Everglades. Substitutes from other manufacturers do not exist and would not be interchangeable with the ABB INC. switch gear electrical systems.

In November 2020, Port Everglades purchased three new cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd. (ZPMC) and later purchased an additional three cranes in September 2021, for deliv...

Click here for full text