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File #: 1742-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/23/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To amend the Public Safety 2017 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize a transfer of funds between projects within the Public Safety Capital Improvement Fund; to authorize and direct the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contract with SJX Jet Boats, Inc. for the purchase of Jet Boats for the Division of Police and to enter into contract with Kair, Inc. for the purchase of a Zodiac Boat for the Division of Police; to authorize the expenditure of $217,002.37 within the Public Safety Capital Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($217,002.37)
Attachments: 1. BOATS17

Explanation

BACKGROUND: The Division of Police is in need of patrol boats for the Marine Park Unit. This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract with SJX Jet Boats, Inc. and Kair Inc. for the purchase of three (3) Jet Boats and one (1) Zodiac boat with trailers including freight, delivery charges, and training for the Division of Police.

In early 2016, the downtown river front park opened for public boating, and as a result, the Marine Park Unit increased their patrol duties to enforce boating safety. There are several shallow areas in both of the waterways patrolled by the Marine Park Unit. These shallow waterways create the need for a boat that can travel in shallow water. There is a “Jet Boat” used by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (O.D.N.R) that fulfills this need. The “Jet Boats” have the capability of running in six (6) inches of water. The City’s fleet management observed a demonstration of the “Jet Boat” by O.D.N.R at Buckeye Lake. The Division of Police will turn in nine (9) current police boats to Fleet for their next Fleet auction. These boats are old and date back to the late 1960’s.

The boats will be shared between both the Marine Park Unit and the Dive Team in cases of recovery missions where multiple boats are required.

The purchase is necessary, as the current fleet of boats is no longer able to be maintained, nor is there any way to fix problems that may arise.

Bid Information: The formal bid for Jet Boats, RFQ005184, was opened on April 27, 2017. One bid was received from SJX Jet Boats Inc. SJX Boats Inc. submitted a bid for $197,846.37. Division of Police personnel reviewed the bid and recommended SJX Jet Boats, Inc. be awarded the contract with the City of Columbus Division of Police as they were the lowest and most repsonsive bidder.

Bid Information: The formal bid for the Zodiac Boat, RFQ005812, was opened on June 22, 2017. Two bids were received from Kair Inc....

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