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File #: 0274-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/16/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Police, to modify the current contract with Pro-Tow, Inc. and increase funds for the continuation of towing management services; to authorize an expenditure of $2,500,000.00 from the Division of Police's General Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($2,500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2019 Pro-Tow Modification

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Safety to modify the contract with Pro-Tow, Inc. (PO141174, legislated via Ord. 1593-2018) in the amount of $2,500,000.00 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, interstates, 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.

Four proposals were received and the evaluation committee determined that Pro-Tow, Inc. was the highest qualified offeror. It is now necessary to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to modify the current contract with Pro-Tow Inc. for the continuation of towing management, effective August 1, 2018 until July 31, 2021.

Passage of this ordinance is contingent upon approval of the 2019 General Fund Budget by City Council.

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.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency legislation is necessary in order to continue towing services.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $2,500,000.00 or so much thereof from the 2019 Police General Fund Budget for the continuation of towing service...

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