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File #: 1249-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/30/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Support Services, to enter into contracts totaling $399,818.00 with Presidio Infrastructure Solutions LLC and Generator Systems LLC for the purchase, removal, and installation of new generators and fuel tanks at radio towers throughout the city, from existing Cooperative State of Ohio Term Contracts established for such purpose by the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services Purchasing Office; to authorize the expenditure of $399,818.00 from Public Safety's Capital Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($399,818.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation Template servers Capital 2019 Generators
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Support Services, to enter into contracts totaling $399,818.00 with Presidio Infrastructure Solutions LLC and Generator Systems LLC for the purchase of the generators, fuel tanks, removal, and installation of said generators at the radio towers throughout the city. The purchase of the generators, fuel tanks, removal, and installation will be made from existing State of Ohio Term Contracts. The State Term Contracts were deemed the most effective to go with due to the STC covering the purchase of the generators, fuel tanks, removal, and installation whereas the previous quotes provided by the Department of Finance and Management, Fleet Division showed a higher dollar amount for the purchase of just the generators. The quotes did not include the purchase of the fuel tanks, and the removal and installation of the fuel tanks and generators. Additionally, all tank tests, pressure tests, permits, etc. are covered by the cost whereas the fleet costs did not include these fees. The purchase by the City of Columbus from a State of Ohio contract is authorized by Ordinance 582-87 that allows for cooperative purchasing between the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services Cooperative Contracts and other governmental entities.

The Columbus public safety radio system maintains seven (7) radio tower sites at which there are backup generators in order to provide power to the site in the event there is a main power loss. The loss of power at any site will take the site off-line creating a hole in radio communications coverage for first responders. The current backup generators at four (4) of the sites are aged (1990’s) and are in a state of continual repair. These generators are in dire need of replacement in order to guarantee radio communications when it is needed. Additionally, six (6) of the sites are to receive the installation of el...

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