Plymouth City Attorney Jeff Houin opened bids for three new squad cars during Monday night’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.
Chief Bacon told the board request went out to six different dealerships and they split them between Ford and Dodge to get an even balance.
The first bid opened was from Oliver Ford in Plymouth. The MSRP for a 2024 all-wheel drive Ford Explorer Interceptor was $47,125. The City of Plymouth’s price was $42,762 so the net price for three vehicles to the city was $128,286.
Auto Park Dodge in Plymouth presented a bid of $39,745 each for 2024 all-wheel drive Dodge Durango. For all three vehicles, the total cost is $110,235.
Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep presented bids for 2023 Dodge Chargers all-wheel drive pursuit V6 sedan at $37,924. For three Chargers the price would be $112,872. They also bid on a 2024 Dodge Durango V6 for $40,813. The total price for three vehicles would be $122,439. Warsaw also presented bids for the V8 Durango at $43,824. Three of the V8s would be $131,472.
Chief Bacon said Steve Keyser from Oliver Ford called Monday afternoon and they said they couldn’t get the 2024 Ford because Ford cut off the time. Keyser said on February 1st Ford will open up pricing for 2025s and the timeline to receive them would be the same as for the 2024s.
The chief asked to take the bids under advisement to allow Chief John Weir who is taking command on February 1st to review the bids and present a recommendation to the Board of Works.