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File #: 3174-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2018 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the City Attorney’s Office to enter into three service contracts with Mighty Crow, Inc. to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of three U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program grant funded interventions; to waive competitive bidding provisions of Chapter 329 of Columbus City Codes; to authorize the expenditure of $186,000.00 from the grant project funds; and to declare an emergency. ($186,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Bid Waiver Form_Mighty Crow, 2. Legislation template_AC Template _3174-2018
Explanation

Background

In October of 2018, the City of Columbus received three U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) awards. COAP funding will enhance and expand critical prevention, intervention and data driven action designed to promote successful implementation of justice strategies outlined in the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan for the period of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021. The evaluation components of all three awards will be centralized and managed through the Columbus City Attorney’s Office as part of the City Attorney’s justice reform platform. The City Attorney's Office will enter into three evaluation contracts with Mighty Crow, Inc. - one contract for each grant project. This ordinance authorizes the Columbus City Attorney to enter into these contracts with Mighty Crow, Inc. for program evaluation services related to three U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, COAP funded projects, November 15, 2018 through September 30, 2021.

While no one of the three evaluation contracts will exceed $50,000 annually, a total of $186,000 will be invested in project evaluation services from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021. Using a single evaluation consultant implementing a comprehensive evaluation design across all three grant projects allows for more robust impact assessment and supports efficient use of grant funds.

Mighty Crow, Inc. has the expertise and experience necessary to guide evaluation design and support evaluation implementation across projects. Mighty Crow, Inc. has extensive experience working on community assessment and evaluation projects addressing opioid use/abuse and justice-involved individuals. Through these evaluation contracts, the City will work with Mighty Crow, Inc. to assess impact of COAP funded interventions on repeat opioid overdose; connection and adherence to opioid treatment; and rep...

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