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New Vehicle and Equipment Contracts Launch October 1

September 29, 2020

COVID 19 created some unique challenges for this year’s Cooperative Purchasing Program bid evaluations and to protect the health and safety FSA implemented strategies like social distancing and remote work.  In order to effectively perform the CPP bid and award process, FSA safeguarded bidders, the Fleet Advisory Committee, and staff by moving this year’s evaluation process online.  The FSA on-line bid system for interested bidders opened in early August, and the committee joined virtually to complete evaluations the first week of September. Evaluations were successfully completed for more than 160 awarded bidders and almost 1,000 bid items.

This effort would not be possible without the hundreds of hours committed to the program by the Fleet Advisory Committee.  This committee is comprised of fleet and purchasing representatives from counties, local municipalities, and sheriff’s offices.  FSA appreciates the strong support and service of the following volunteer members from Florida Sheriff’s Offices and other specified entities:

  • Steve Mitchell, Director, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (Committee Co- Chairman)
  • Ron Spangler, Central Logistics Manager, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (Committee C0-Chairman)
  • Scott Barnett, Fleet Manager, Broward County Sheriff’s Office
  • Andy Conklin, Fleet Manager, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
  • Brent Coughlin, Risk Control Specialist, Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund
  • Tim Coxwell, Director of Fleet Management, Leon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Robert Gilmore, Fleet Manager, Volusia County
  • Victor Goizueta, Fire Rescue Fleet Coordinator, Broward County Sheriff’s Office (Fire Rescue & Emergency Services)
  • Roddy Gomez, Department Fleet Manager, Miami-Dade County
  • Ray Griffin, Retired Fleet Manager / Adjunct Professor, Santa Fe College
  • Steve King, Fleet Manager, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
  • Reinaldo Llerena, Manager of Equipment and Contracts, Miami-Dade County
  • Jennifer Miller, General Manager II, Fleet Maintenance Section, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Scott Mueller, Fleet Manager, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Manuel Saldana, Retired Fleet Manager, City of Port St. Lucie & Miami-Dade County
  • Steve Wunderle, Fleet Manager, Lealman Special Fire District, Pinellas County

FSA contract purchasers include Florida Sheriff’s, local municipalities, counties, state and federal agency entities, special districts, nonprofit organizations, and other authorized entities.  The FSA Fleet Advisory Committee provides FSA with technical expertise and purchasing experience to help develop bid specifications, making FSA’s CPP one of the best places to obtain the vehicles and equipment needed by local governments.  For more information, visit: https://www.dev.flsheriffs.org/law-enforcement-programs/cooperative-purchasing-program