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File #: 1454-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2013 In control: Public Safety & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To authorize and direct the City of Columbus Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract with Vance’s Law Enforcement for Ballistic Body Armor and Helmets, to authorize the expenditure of $111,679.88 from the General Fund, to waive the provisions of competitive bidding, and to declare an emergency.($111,679.88)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 1454-2013 Docs.
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The ballistic vests, rifle rated ballistic plates, and tactical helmets used by the Division of Police's S.W.A.T. Unit, as well as the IN/TAC Unit’s ballistic equipment, are in need of replacement for the safety of officers. S.W.A.T. officers performed a wear test with products from three suppliers, including Diamondback, Survival Armor, and Pro-Tech Tactical. It was determined that Pro-Tech Tactical through Vance’s Law Enforcement provided the best product. This ordinance will authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract with Vance’s Law Enforcement for the amount of $111,679.88 for the purchase of ballistic equipment for the SWAT and IN/TAC personnel.

BID INFORMATION: The Division of Police is requesting a bid waiver because both items that the Division is seeking to replace, the tactical body armor and ballistic helmets, have been discontinued and are not on the current uniform contract. The Purchasing Office is moving forward with a uniform bid in the next six months and will add this type of body armor in said bid; however, the need for the equipment is immediate. Pro-Tech Tactical equipment can be purchased from Vance’s per pricing listed on the Ohio State Term Schedule #800234.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $111,679.88 from the 2013 General Fund for the purchase of tactical body armor and ballistic helmets for the Division of Police. Funds are available in the Division's 2013 General Fund Uniform Budget.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: 54-2072038, expires 02/08/2014

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: It is in the best interest of the City to waive the provisions for competitive bidding, and to declare an emergency to replace the City of Columbus Police’s Divisions tactical body armor to keep the officers safe as they continue to do their duties.

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To authorize and direct the City of Columbus Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract with Vance’s Law Enforcement...

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