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File #: 1132-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/17/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract for the purchase of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) and supplies with Vance's Outdoors Inc. for the Division of Police from a State of Ohio Term Contract; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the appropriation and transfer of funds within the General Improvement Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $319,401.72 from the General Fund, the Law Enforcement Contraband Seizure Fund, and the General Permanent Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($319,401.72)
Attachments: 1. 800551pricelist, 2. 800551_RC, 3. 3.19.19 Taser_V2, 4. 2019 Vance's for Tasers
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes a contract for the purchase of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) and supplies from Vance's Outdoor Inc., for the Division of Police in the amount of $319,401.72. The Department of Public Safety, Division of Police needs to establish a contract for the purchase of replacement Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) and supplies. The Division of Police believes that only the Conducted Electrical Weapons manufactured by Taser International Inc., are acceptable due to street use, training, certification, and re-certification required for all police officers. There is only one supplier in the Ohio area authorized to sell Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs), cartridges, warranties, and accessories. Taser International has stated that the only authorized dealer in Ohio is Vance's Outdoors Inc. This purchase by the City of Columbus is from a State of Ohio contract which is authorized by Ordinance 582-87 that allows for the cooperative purchasing between the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services Cooperative Contracts and other government entities.

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.

Bid Information: A State of Ohio Term Contract exists for this purchase, Index #STS847 Contract #80051

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is requested to replenish current CEW’s and training cartridges as soon as possible for ongoing training exercises.

Contract Compliance Number: CC009245 expires 07/06/2019

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $319,401.72 from the General Fund, the Law Enforcement Contraband Seizure Fund, and the General Permanent Improvement Fund for the purchase of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) and supplies from Vance Outdoors Inc. $271,419.96 was encumbered/spent in 2018 for this purpose, $213...

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