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File #: 0985-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/1/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract with Life Technologies Corporations a part of Thermo Fisher for the purchase of three (3) QuantStudio quantification instruments and two (2) Veriti amplification instruments with their associated services plans for the Division of Police, in accordance with sole source procurement provisions, to authorize the expenditure of $162,999.49 from the General Government Grant Funds, and to declare an emergency. ($162,999.49)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 0985 2019 Life Tech Quote, 2. Ordinance 0985 2019 Life Tech Sole Source Letter, 3. Ordinance 0985 2019 City Sole Source Form, 4. Ordinance 0985 Financial String Life Tech Grant 331906
Explanation
The City of Columbus Department of Public Safety, Division of Police has a need to purchase three (3) QuantStudio quantification instruments and two (2) Veriti amplification instruments with their associated services plans. The instruments will be used by the DNA unit to quantify the amount of DNA present in the DNA extracts and to amplify target regions of DNA to generate DNA profiles that can be used for comparison. The purchase of three QuantStudio quantification instruments and two Veriti amplification instruments with the associated services plans cost $162,999.49.

Bid Information: Life Technologies Corporation, which is a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is the sole vendor that can provide the required items without having to change the current chemistries and protocols, which would cost over $50,000 and take six to nine months to complete. Therefore, this purchase shall be awarded in accordance with provisions of Section 329.19 (Sole Source) of the Columbus City Code, 1959.

This company is not debarred according to the Federal excluded parties listing or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of State unresolved findings for recovery certified search.

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is requested to expedite the process of this purchase in order to meet the deadlines of the grant award.

Contract Compliance #330373077 expires on 7/25/2019.

FISCAL IMPACT: All of these purchases will be made using funds from the 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement Grant.

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To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract with Life Technologies Corporations a part of Thermo Fisher for the purchase of three (3) QuantStudio quantification instruments and two (2) Veriti amplification instruments with their associated services plans for the Division of Police, in accordance with sole source procurement provisions, to authorize the expenditure of $162,999.49 from the General Governm...

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