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File #: 1954-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract with LEEDS Precision Instruments, Inc., for the purchase of one (1) LEEDS Spectral Vision System (LSV2) on Rollable Floorstand and warranty for enhancing the capacity of DNA analysis of casework samples for the Division of Police Crime Lab in accordance with sole source procurement provisions of City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $56,130.00 from the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($56,130.00)
Attachments: 1. Quote and Sole source Letter, 2. Sole Source Form_LSV2_Leeds_053119, 3. 2019 LEEDS Precision Instrument
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to purchase one (1) LEEDS Spectral Vision System (LSV2) on Rollable Floorstand and warranty for enhancing the capacity of DNA analysis of casework samples from LEEDS Precision Instruments, Inc. The current evidence screening procedure requires a significant amount of hands-on time to visually examine, photograph, document, test, and collect samples from forensic casework evidence. The LEEDS Spectral Vision System (LSV2) will enable the lab to perform high-throughput screening and documentation of evidence by combining the visual examination (with ALS), photography, and documentation of steps into one process. The camera attachment also provides greater sensitivity than the naked eye to help potentially identify probative stains. It will also include the ability to use ultraviolet imaging to identify possible bloodstains that would otherwise be undetectable. The addition of this system to the current serological methods is expected to drastically reduce the amount of time necessary to screen evidence items and allow us to process cases more efficiently. The Division of Police Crime Lab was awarded the Forensic DNA Laboratory Efficiency Improvement and Capacity Enhancement (EICE) Program Grant award from the National Institute of Justice for the specific purchase of this equipment to further aid in processing DNA evidence.

BID INFORMATION: LEEDS Precision Instruments, Inc. is the sole source provider of this Spectral Vision System (LSV2) on Rollable Floorstand; therefore, this contract is being awarded pursuant to the sole source provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code. LEEDS Precision Instruments, Inc. is the only manufacturer of the LEEDS Spectral Vision System (LSV2) on Rollable Floorstand, and is an ISO 17025 accredited facility for calibration for magnification.

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