DUBOIS – In a little over a year, fire fighters in the City of DuBois will have a new fire truck in their fleet.
DuBois City Council approved a bid for the purchase of a fire fire rescue pumper from Precision Fire Apparatus out of Missouri. Council agreed that the city will pay for $497,000 of the truck, with any over-runs or additional costs going to the fire department.
The bid accepted was the lowest qualified bid, according to comments made by Joseph Bigar, fire chief. Bigar confirmed to City Solicitor Toni Cherry that many of the specified components for the truck were not met by the overall lowest bidder.
“That is a non-conforming bid and must be rejected,” said Cherry of the lowest bid.
To help in the purchase, the city will allocate $230,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding toward the truck.