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File #: 2035-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to issue a purchase order for wireless data communication and cellular services for the Division of Police from an existing Cooperative State of Ohio Term Contract established for such purpose by the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services Purchasing Office with Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless, to authorize the expenditure of $245,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($245,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Verizon 17
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Finance & Management Director to issue a purchase order for the Division of Police in the amount of $245,000.00 with Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless for wireless voice, data, GPS, and modem services and equipment. The Division is in need of wireless data communication services for the Division of Police from an existing State of Ohio Term Contract with Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless. The Division of Police has a need to purchase wireless communications devices and services for use in Patrol Cruisers response data collection and transmission. This purchase by the City of Columbus from a State of Ohio contract is authorized by Ordinance 582-87 that allows for the cooperative purchasing between the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services Cooperative Contracts and other governmental entities. The Division of Police needs increased cellular connection for response vehicles in some parts of the City in order to minimize any potential data disruptions for the computer aided dispatch system's mobile computers. There is an immediate need to issue funding for this contract for the purpose of providing wireless communication services.

Bid Information: A State of Ohio Term Contract exists for this purchase.

Contract Compliance: Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless #223372889 cc expired 3/20/2017; however Cellco will be contract compliance before the purchase order is established.

Emergency Designation: This legislation is to be considered an emergency measure to allow for the immediate funding needed for the continuation of wireless communication services.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $245,000.00 from the General Fund for the current wireless communication service contract. A total of $100,000 has already been encumbered and/or spent from this year's appropriation. The Division of Police budgeted $405,400.00 from the 2017 General Fund operati...

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