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Dec. 10 - Kings Colonial Ford is low bidder for two large vehicle purchases by Glynn County

By Lou Phelps,

December 10, 2013 – The Finance Committee of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners (BOC) will recommend that the BOC approve the bid submitted by Kings Colonial Ford of Brunswick for ten (10) 2014  Ford  Taurus  Interceptors  for  the  Police  Department. The RFP was released on Oct. 13, 2013, and closed Nov. 19, 2013.  However, on Nov. 13, the RFP was amended because the Georgia Security and Immigration Contractor Affidavit and Sub-Contractor Affidavit was omitted by the Purchasing Dept in documents provided to bidders.

Kings Colonial Ford’s bid was $337,230.00 - bid # IFB0089. Other bidders included:

Allen Vigil Ford Lincoln bid:                       $ 349,453.60

Allen Vigil Ford of Fayetteville bid:             $347,343.60

Wade Ford, Inc. bid:                                      $ 340,590.00

Rountree-Moore Ford bid:                           $414,600.00

Each dealership specified they were bidding on 2014 Taurus P2L FWD Interceptors.  Kings Colonial Ford did not specify the vehicle they were bidding on, according to the ‘Tabulation of Bids’ prepared by Melissa A. Messer, Purchasing Agent for Glynn County.

$307,070 is budgeted for this item according to Chief Matt Doering who made the request, funds in the department’s Capital Improvement Fund.  The balance of $30,160 “would come from savings and other projects in the fund,” he states in his report to the Finance Committee. 


And, the Finance Committee will recommend the BOC award the bid for the purchase of three fire department vehicles to Kings Colonial Ford, as well, though Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln was the low bidder for a Chevrolet PPV 2WD Tahoo (or Equivalent) as outlined in the RFP.  Combined, however, Kings Colonial’s total bid was $650.00 lower than others. 

The report to the Finance Committee said that Kings Colonial Ford was the “lowest responsive bidder…that met the required specs,” for all three vehicles according to the Purchasing Dept. Kings Colonial Ford bid $78,335 in total.  The bids broke out this way: 

                                                            2 Police Interceptors or Equiv.      1 Chevrolet PPV 1WD Tahoo or Equiv.

Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln bid:                          $ 52,959.94                                                   $ 26,026.00

                                                                                                             2014 Ford Police Utility/SUV Interceptor

 Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville bid:             $ 51,690.42                                                          No Bid

Kings Colonial Ford bid:                            $ 50,996.00                                                      $ 27,339.00

                                                                                                                       2014 Ford Expedition XL SSV

Dan Vaden Chevrolet                                  No Bid                                                          $ 29,400.00

                                                                                                                         2013 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV

                                                                                                                                                                                  The funding for the three vehicles for the Fire Dept. will come from the Fire Fund Capital in the amount of $71,000 and a transfer from the Fire Fleet Operations in the amount of $7,335


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