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File #: 3388-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/28/2018 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Police, to modify the contract with Pro-Tow, Inc. and increase funds for the continuation of towing management services; to authorize an expenditure of $170,000.00 from the Division of Police General Fund Budget; to authorize a transfer of $94,200.00 within the Division of Police General Fund budget; and to declare an emergency. ($170,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2018 Pro-Tow Modification
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Safety to modify contract PO141174 with Pro-Tow, Inc. in the amount of $170,000.00 for the continuation of towing management services as needed for the City of Columbus and the Division of Police. The Division of Police is responsible for the safety and welfare of the traveling public on all public streets, state routes, inter-states and waterways, as well as those endangered by parking violations, accidents and/or abandoned vehicles and watercrafts within the Metropolitan Columbus Area as well as on City owned land. In an effort to improve the transportation network and access innovative technology, the City sought a smart solution to towing management services.

Pro-Tow was most recently awarded this contract as a result of RFQ007048. Ordinance 1593-2018, passed 8/3/2018, authorized the current contract with Pro-Tow as well as the use of any remaining funds on ACPO003109. It is now necessary to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to modify the contract with Pro-Tow Inc. and increase funding for the continuation of towing management.

BID INFORMATION: An evaluation committee comprised of representatives from the Division of Police, Division of Support Services, and the Department of Technology completed a review of the proposals submitted via RFQ007048, by Pro-Tow, Inc., Tow Logic, Bosch, and Auto Return. The committee asked for presentations and ultimately decided that Pro-Tow, Inc. was the highest qualified offeror and should be awarded the contract.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: CC000415, expires June 22, 2020.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $170,000.00 or so much thereof from the 2018 Police General Fund Budget for the continuation of towing services for the City of Columbus and the Division of Police. Funds are available within the Division's 2018 General Fund Budget in professional services and a transfer of $94,200.00 from Obje...

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