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August 12, 2021 City Council Regular Meeting
20. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Two Electric-Powered Ice Resurfacing Machines for the Enmarket Arena with All Star Arenas in the Amount of $299,999. Equipment will be used to Clean and Properly Maintain the Ice Rink to Ensure Safe Conditions for Skaters. Two Electric Charging Stations are also Included in the Purchase Amount. Expenditure Included in Project Budget.
Strategic Priority
Good Government

Recommend approval of a contract for two electric Zamboni 552 AC for the New Arena with All Star Arenas (D) in the amount of $299,998.65

The Electric Zamboni 552 AC will support ice rink operations at the Arena. The equipment has the tightest turning radius in the industry and will shave ice so that it is in suitable condition for skaters.  Zamboni’s are powered by an electric motor and fueled by plugging them into an electric charging station. Unlike many Zamboni’s fueled by propane or natural gas, these electric Zamboni’s do not emit any greenhouse gas emission from their operations, thus maintaining healthier indoor air quality for Arena occupants, and directly supporting the City’s 100% Savannah clean energy goals. City staff are working with Georgia Power to apply any potential rebates available as a result of purchasing these cleaner, electric Zamboni’s.

This purchase will be made through a cooperative purchasing agreement with Sourcewell. The contract was competitively bid and awarded to Zamboni. The contract, 120320-FZC expires on January 08, 2025. Cooperative purchasing is authorized as an appropriate procurement method in Division 10 Section 4-4152 of the City of Savannah’s purchasing ordinance.

(D) indicates non-local, non-DBE owned business. Recommend approval.



Bret Bell, Assistant to the City Manager
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $299,998.65 from the Capital Improvement Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification
Exhibit 2: Purchasing Notes.pdf
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