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File #: 1804-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract with Eppendorf North America, Inc. for the purchase of one epMotion P5073LC automated liquid handling robot which includes installation, qualification, training, and warranties for enhancing the capacity of DNA analysis of casework samples for the Division of Police Crime Lab in accordance with the sole source procurement provisions of City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $96,718.39 from the General Government Grant Funds; and to declare an emergency. ($96,718.39)
Attachments: 1. 2019 Eppendorf, 2. Sole Source Form_epMotion_Eppendorf_053119 1
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to purchase one (1) epMotion P5073LC automated liquid handling robot which includes installation, qualification, training, and warranties for enhancing the capacity of DNA analysis of casework samples from Eppendorf North America, Inc. The robot will allow for contact free detection of liquid levels by means of measuring the light reflection of surfaces. The epMotion instrument can be equipped with the clean-cap which is an Ultra Violet decontamination lamp allowing the prevention of decontamination during the DNA process. The EpMotion is the only instrument that has an eight (8) channel tool, which enables the ability to process eight (8) samples at a time (instead of one at a time like the other instruments); this significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to perform the DNA procedures. The instrument also contains an optical infrared detector to detect the amount of liquid samples enabling a much more precise reading in the everyday operation due to the tiny amount of liquid to work with.

Bid Information: Eppendorf North America, Inc. is the sole source provider of Eppendorf products in North America; therefore, this contract is being awarded pursuant to the sole source provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code. Eppendorf is the only vendor who manufacturers and distributes the epMotion instruments.

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.

Contract Compliance Number: 112994494, expired June 23, 2017. The vendor will update and become contract compliant prior to passage of this legislation.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency legislation is requested to supply the crime lab with the tools necessary to enhance DNA analysis and to purchase the one (1) epMotion P5073LC robot prior to the expiration of...

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