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File #: 0334-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/3/2017 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with ACS for monitoring services associated with the continuous alcohol monitoring devices to authorize the expenditure of up to $400,000.00 for monitoring services from the electronic alcohol monitoring fund; and to declare an emergency. ($400,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ACS scram, 2. ACS letter, 3. ACS scram sole source
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with Fairfield Information Services DBA American Court Services (ACS) for monitoring services associated with the use of secure continuous remote alcohol monitor (SCRAM) devices. The SCRAM unit is a non-invasive, tamper-resistant, transdermal monitoring device that measures blood alcohol concentration automatically, 24 hours a day, regardless of the individual's location. Alcohol Monitoring Systems holds many patents on the continuous alcohol monitoring device and Fairfield Information Services is the only local vendor authorized to providing monitoring services.

The Franklin County Municipal Court Judges purchased 40 SCRAM devices with monies from its indigent driver alcohol treatment fund for the purpose of monitoring offenders with alcohol dependency issues that are sentenced to use a SCRAM unit as a condition of probation. The continued use of the SCRAM devices necessitates monitoring services, which is provided by ACS. The devices were purchased from Alcohol Monitoring Services and they have named ACS as a sole provider of monitoring service. As a consequence, this is a sole source provider under section 329.19 (e) of the City Code.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds are available within the 2017 Electronic Alcohol Monitoring (IDIAM) fund for this purpose. This Ordinance is contingent on the passage of 0329-2017 2017 IDIAM appropriation.

EMERGENCY: Emergency legislation is requested to authorize the court to enter into contract and the expenditure to continue monitoring services with no interruption in services.


Title
To authorize and direct the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with ACS for monitoring services associated with the continuous alcohol monitoring devices to authorize the expenditure of up to $400,000.00 for monitoring services ...

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