The Town Council has approved a two-year successor service agreement with Thyssenkrupp Elevator for maintenance of elevators located within Town facilities.
The contract will run from from April 1 of this year to May 31, 2023. There are five elevators located in different municipal buildings for which Thyssenkrupp, which has locations all throughout the country, will be responsible.
Councilor David Veleber introduced the particulars of the contract at the Council’s Feb. 9 meeting, explaining that the elevators in question are located in the Cheshire Library, Town Hall, fire and police departments, and the Cheshire Senior Center. As a successor agreement, Thyssenkrupp agrees to the specifics for elevator maintenance already in place with Cheshire, “And so far the Town has been satisfied with the vendor's services,” said Veleber.
According to the contract, maintenance work includes the fixing of any landing and control positioning systems, signal fixtures, loadweighers, car and hoistway door operating devices and door protection equipment.
The contract also outlines that Thyssenkrupp will lubricate and adjust any and all covered parts and components to ensure “smooth and efficient performance.” Public Works Director George Noewatne also informed the Council that a lot of price checking had been done prior to making this deal with Thyssenkrupp.
“We had an RFP done in 2016, and this vendor was the lowest bidder for $8,700,” he began. “The new contract price is $9,300 with an increase of $100 over the next five years.”
Noewatne also indicated that the other firms who responded to the RFP costs were “considerably higher” than Thyssenkrupp’s offer.
The contract was passed unanimously by the Council.