Vehicle, Equipment, Service Bids and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
Through coordination with City departments, Fleet Services identifies vehicles and equipment for replacement. Specifications are developed using the latest information on automotive technology. In conjunction with Procurement, a bid package is developed. Subsequently, Fleet Services evaluates the bids and provides recommendation for the purchase of new vehicles and equipment. Each year the City purchases approximately 225 vehicles and miscellaneous equipment.
Compressed Natural Gas
The City of Tucson operates a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for City-owned vehicles at its Price Service Center and the Eastside Service Center. The Price Service Center station provides CNG fuel to the City's bus fleet, and both stations provide fuel to 109 other City fleet units.
Fleet Services continues to explore other alternatives to fuels, including biodiesel and low-sulphur diesel, throughout the City fleet.
Fleet Services provides maintenance and repair services to over 2,400 fleet units at two shop locations, the Price Service Center, at the Eastside Service Center, and in the field.
Both shops run two shifts daily, Monday through Friday, to meet the City's transportation needs.
The main shop located at the City's Price Service Center is a full service maintenance and repair operation, including:
• Preventive maintenance and tire repair/replacement
• Automotive/light truck mechanics
• Police motorcycle
The mission of the Fleet Services Division is to effectively and efficiently meet the transportation needs of Tucson City government by:
• Providing vehicle and equipment preventive maintenance and repair services
• Administering vehicle fuel operations
• Managing vehicle/equipment acquisition, preparation, and disposal
• Operating a city motor pool
The Facilities & Communications Maintenance Division is dedicated to providing well-managed, efficient and healthy environments in all City of Tucson owned and/or leased properties.
To report a Facility Service Request for a City of Tucson owned and/or leased property, call 791-3141, or e-mail FM-Service@tucsonaz.gov
The Radio Operations section provides emergency call-taking and dispatching services for the City of Tucson. This includes answering 9-1-1 calls and transferring them to the appropriate jurisdiction. The Operations section provides dispatching services for the Tucson Fire Department and, on a contractual basis, dispatching services for five county fire districts; the Northwest Fire District, Golder Ranch Fire District, Avra Valley Fire District, Three Points Fire District and Picture Rocks Fire District.
The mission of the City of Tucson General Services Department's Communications Maintenance Section is to acquire, construct, install, and maintain equipment used in all City of Tucson point-to-point and multi-point communication systems.
The Dispatch Center staff includes Emergency 911 Operators, Public Safety Dispatchers and Public Safety Supervisors. The 911 Operator and the Public Safety Dispatcher are entry-level positions. Opportunities are shown on the City of Tucson Human Resources web site http://www.tucsonaz.gov/sigma/MainPage.aspx , along with application forms and procedures.
Emergency 911 Operator