Mohave County Board of Supervisors holding the May 6, 2019 meeting. MCR/YouTube Screen Shot/File Photo
KINGMAN – Mohave County Board of Supervisors spent about $1.1 million on new vehicles for a variety of departments in the county. They approved the purchase of 20 new vehicles for Mohave County at the May 6 meeting.
The Mohave County Procurement Office received two sealed bids for the new vehicles.
Supervisor Hildy Angius said that because there was no discussion on the issue, she believed the other supervisors saw the need for the purchase.
“The county needs vehicles and they’re in a system that after a certain amount of miles, they need to be replaced,” said Angius. “ I trust the departments and that they need these vehicles. I think everyone felt that it was justified.”
The supervisors’ 286-page agenda listed the vehicles to be distributed to ten different Mohave County departments. The vehicles will go to the Mohave County Attorney’s Office, Mohave County Carpool, Mohave County Public Fiduciary, Mohave County Building Inspection, Mohave County Probation Department, Mohave County Engineering Department, Mohave County Public Works Department Survey Division, Mohave County Parks Department, Golden Valley Improvement District and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
Mohave County Procurement Officer Michelle Fink sent a letter in support of the bids to Procurement Director Rebecca O’Brien on April 24. The two bids were from Courtesy Chevrolet in Phoenix for $503,129.48 and from Findlay Automotive Group in Bullhead City for a total of $664,731.60.
Courtesy Chevrolet submitted a bid for seven 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe 4×4 sheriff patrol vehicles. Findlay Automotive Group submitted a bid for 13 vehicles, including a mixture of 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cabs, 2019 Chevrolet Tahoes, a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab and a 2019 Ford Fusion.