Equipment Services maintains the City’s vehicles and equipment in a safe operating condition, makes repairs in a cost-effective, timely manner, and purchases (through the competitive bidding process) all new vehicles and equipment. For more information about the bidding process please the Contract Specialist at 360-417-4541, or by email. You may also visit our Bids & RFPs page for more information.
Equipment Services is responsible for a fleet of 224 units including:
66 construction and grounds maintenance vehicles
52 light duty trucks
31 medium / heavy trucks
25 police patrol vehicles
16 standby generator sets
9 fire suppression vehicles
5 manlift bucket trucks
A staff of 3 mechanics and 1 service writer perform services, preventative maintenance, monthly / annual safety inspections, and major and minor repairs. Light duty vehicles are serviced at 4,000 miles or one year; heavy diesel vehicles are serviced at 250 hours or one year. The staff also does some metal construction and fabrication for other departments and divisions.
The fleet management staff establishes vehicle and equipment life cycles and evaluates them yearly, writes specifications for new equipment, selects a bid process (local or state), acquires City Council's approval, and awards the bid.
Equipment Services manages four fueling sites, negotiating the lowest fuel pricing for the City.