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Ford Motor Company has announced that their factory cut-off date for the F-series Super Duty Pick Up Trucks is January 6, 2014, but 6.8L V-10 engine versions must be ordered prior to November 27, 2013. If you are unable to make those dates, please work with your SPC vendor to make arrangements to preorder, so that they have inventory available. The 2015 Super Duty vehicles are expected to be introduced early next year, and the SPC will issue Requests for Proposals as soon as specifications are released.

The following Super Duty Trucks are available from Currie Motors, Frankfurt, IL: Ford F250 XL Regular Cab, 2WD SPC Contract #103 Ford F350 XL Regular Cab, 2WD SPC Contract #104 Ford F450 XL Chassis Cab, 2WD SPC Contract #105 Ford F550 XL Chassis Cab, 2WD SPC Contract #106 For additional information or questions about these 2014 vehicles, please contact Tom Sullivan, 815-464-9200 or CurrieFleet@gmail.com.

The following Super Duty Trucks are available from Freeway Ford, Lyons, IL: Ford F150 XL Regular Cab, 2WD SPC Contract #111 Ford F350 XL Chassis Cab, 2WD SPC Contract #107 For additional information or questions about these 2014 vehicles, please contact Peter DeMeis, 708-852-3192 or pdemeis@gmailcom. SPC Approves Sewer Cleaning Truck Price Increases

The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board has approved an increase on the following Standard Equipment Sewer Cleaning Truck contracts due to price increases announced by Environmental Solutions Group, the Vactor manufacturer:

Standard Equipment Contract Original Price New Price $ Increase % Change 10 Yard Fan Catch Basin Contract #128 $264,441.00 $271,035.00 $6,594.00 2.49% 12 Yard Fan Catch Basin Contract #127 $280,188.00 $287,182.00 $6,994.00 2.50%

Despite price changes on the 2014 base models, please note that option prices will remain at 2012 levels. New Standard Equipment Order Forms may be found by visiting http://nwmc-cog.org/Suburban- Purchasing-Cooperative/Sewer-Cleaner-Trucks.aspx. For questions or additional information, please contact Tom Markel, 312-706-9675 or tmarkel@standardequipment.com. Chrysler Announces 2014 Dodge Avenger Factory Order Cut-Off Date

Chrysler Motor Company has announced an early model year factory cut-off date for the 2014 Dodge Avenger effective November 8, 2013. Members unable to make that date can work with Bob Barr at Napleton Fleet to make preorder arrangements and ensure that inventory will be available. Napleton has promised to be as flexible as possible for any municipality that wants to place a 2014 order within this short time frame. While details on the 2015 model year have not yet been publicized, Napleton has said that the vehicle will be continued. For questions or additional information, please contact Bob Barr, 630-455-2911 or rbarr@napletonfleet.com.

Get Ready for Winter with SPC Natural Deicing & Liquid Calcium Chloride Contracts

In preparation for whatever winter brings, the SPC Governing Board has awarded the following contract extensions:

Natural Deicing Liquid Contract #119 – The second of three possible one year contract extensions has been granted to Road Solutions, Inc. of Indianapolis from November 7, 2013 through November 8, 2014. For questions or additional information, please contact staff or Jim Fee, 888-888-3615, 773-315-0293 (cell), or jfee@roadsolutionsinc.com.

Liquid Calcium Chloride Contract #134 – The first of three possible contract extensions has been granted to Sicalco, Ltd. of Hinsdale from December 5, 2013 through December 4, 2014. For questions or additional information, please contact Frank Sibr, 800-435-1919 or fsibr@sicalco.net. Please consider the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative when making purchases and note that every municipality and government agency in the State of Illinois is authorized to participate in SPC Programs. Feel free to contact your SSMMA SPC staff representative Rita Kueny at (708) 206-1155 or rita.kueny@ssmma.org with any questions or comments you may have regarding existing SPC programs or additional programs you might like to see added.

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