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File #: 1889-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/1/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to renew a Universal Term Contract for the option to purchase EMS Ballistic Vests with Blue Line Innovations, LLC, and to declare an emergency.

Explanation

BACKGROUND:  This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to renew an existing Universal Term Contract (UTC) for the option to obtain EMS Ballistic Vests with Blue Line Innovations, LLC.  This contract provides for EMS Ballistic Vests for the Division of Fire. 

 

The contract, PO091806 was established in accordance with Request for Quotation RFQ006586 and authorized under Ordinance Number 2882-2017 and will expire November 30, 2019.  In accordance with the bid specifications, the City and Blue Line Innovations, LLC can renew the contract for an additional one year term subject to mutual agreement and approval of proper City Authorities.  The new contract expiration date will be November 30, 2020. 

 

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION:  The Finance and Management Department respectfully requests this legislation  be considered an emergency measure to insure there is no interruption of goods/services provided.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required to renew the option contract.  The Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire set aside their own funding for their estimated expenditures. 

 

Title

 

To authorize the Finance and Management Director to renew a Universal Term Contract for the option to purchase EMS Ballistic Vests with Blue Line Innovations, LLC, and to declare an emergency.

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Office entered into a Universal Term Contract for EMS Ballistic Vests for use by the Division of Fire. and 

 

WHEREAS, this contract was entered into in accordance with Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Code, pursuant to solicitation  RFQ006586  with Blue Line Innovations, LLC deemed the lowest, most responsive, responsible and best bidder , and

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with the bid specifications, the City and Blue Line Innovations, LLC can renew the contract for an additional one year period, subject to mutual agreement and approval of proper City authorities; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Public Safety Department, Division of Fire in that it is necessary to authorize the Finance and Management Director to immediately renew a Universal Term Contract with Blue Line Innovations, LLC for the option to obtain EMS Ballistic Vests to ensure the uninterrupted availability of necessary equipment, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; now, therefore:

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Finance and Management Director is hereby authorized to renew the option contract with Blue Line Innovations, LLC, PO091806 for a period of one year, from November 30, 2019 to and including November 30, 2020.

 

SECTION 2. That this extension is in accordance with Section 329.09 of the Columbus City Code. 

 

SECTION 3.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.