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A new 5-year contract with a third vendor was awarded on October 9, 2016 for the vanpool procurement of minivans with a minimum quantity of 124 and maximum of 421. On October 26, 2016, FTA granted Pace a Buy America Waiver for domestic content and final assembly requirement for up to 188 Dodge Caravans.

Service Board:Pace Suburban Bus
Program Category:Rolling Stock
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:To date, 208 minivans were ordered and delivered under this contract. The new change order for an additional 122 vanpool vans was cancelled. Pace intended to submit a request for a Buy America Final Assembly Waiver while making use of the current Buy America Domestic Content Waiver that is active until September 30, 2019, in hopes of acquiring an additional 122 vanpool vans through an active vanpool contract which expires in October 2020. However, Pace was directed by FTA not to process the change order. Instead, Pace was requested to bid out a new vanpool procurement to ensure and confirm that no vendors can perform the final assembly of these vehicles in the United States. Pace is preparing to bid out the new procurement and will be able to establish the auto industries position on final assembly by Mid‐July 2019. A new contract will be awarded if the bid(s) received meet the Buy America requirements. In the case where no bid(s) are received, then Pace aims to acquire an expedited Buy America Domestic Content Waiver from FTA and revert to the change order request under the current vanpool vehicle contract.
Information Updated:July 2019
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