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File #: 3456-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/5/2018 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action: 1/16/2019
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to issue purchase orders to BRP US Inc. for the purchase of outboard motors and carry handles in the amount of $25,311.09, and to Old North State Logistics Inc. for the purchase of a rescue boat and air inflation kits in the amount of $22,439.00; to authorize the expenditure of $47,750.09 from the Safety Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($47,750.09)
Attachments: 1. Watercraft Coding Sheet 3456 2018

Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to issue purchase orders to BRP US Inc. and Old North State Logistics Inc., for the purchase of a rescue boat and outboard motors, as well as accessories for this equipment for the Division of Fire. The Fire Division Dive and Rescue Team has a need to purchase one (1) Zodiac rescue boat, seven (7) replacement outboard motors, as well as accessories for this equipment, that are beyond their useful life and have high maintenance costs. This equipment will be utilized by the Division of Fire to provide sub-surface search and rescue service when responding to all water rescues, flood responses, and also provides safety standbys on public events such as triathlons and river events.

Bid Information: Two (2) bid solicitations were published by the Purchasing Office for these purchases, as follows: RFQ010891 for outboard motors and carry handles opened on 11/21/18, with one (1) bid received from BRP US Inc.; and RFQ010886 for a Zodiac boat and air inflation kits opened on 11/27/18, with two (2) bids received, with the lowest bid being from Old North State Logistics Inc. (dba: Rescue South). The Division of Fire awarded these respective bids to BRP US Inc. ($25,311.09) and Old North State Logistics Inc. (dba: Rescue South) ($22,439.00) as the low, responsive and responsible bidders, for a total expenditure of $47,750.09.

Contract Compliance: BRP US Inc. (#37-1341308) - Active C.C. (Vendor #027097). Old North State Logistics, LLC (dba: Rescue South) - Active C.C. (Vendor #027767)

Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested as funds are needed immediately to purchase this important equipment so as to allow this rescue boat and outboard motors to be placed in service as soon as possible so that dive rescue services by the Division of Fire can continue without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $47,750.09 from the Div...

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