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File #: 2126-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/24/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2019 Final action: 7/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with Ralph Andersen & Associates to provide nationwide executive level recruitment services related to the national search for a new City of Columbus, Police Chief; to authorize the transfer of $75,000.00 from the Department of Finance and Management to the Department of Public Safety within the General Fund; to waive the requirements of City Code Section 329.28; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($75,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2126-2019 Legislation Template.pdf, 2. Bid Waiver Form - Ord 2126-2019.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with Ralph Andersen & Associates to provide nationwide executive level recruitment services related to the national search for a new City of Columbus, Police Chief. Information concerning the Police Chief search can be found on the City of Columbus website at https://www.columbus.gov/policechiefsearch/, and includes press releases, meeting minutes, timelines, and a link to the Division of Police homepage with their mission statement and history. This ordinance also requests a waiver of Columbus City Code 329.
Ralph Andersen & Associates will work with the City in a variety of capacities, including, but not limited to: the development and implementation of the overall search timeline and strategy; review of job description; incorporation of information learned about community issues facing and the qualities needed for the next Police Chief which was learned from robust community engagement initiatives; establishment of consensus on a search plan; creation of an initial short list of candidates; performance of basic referencing of short list of candidates; presentation of updated short list to City; the narrowing of short list candidates by additional reference checks; interview short list of candidates; development of offer for finalist; contract negotiation; and onboarding of candidate.
The Department of Public Safety utilized a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to identify and assess qualified firms. Proposals were submitted in accordance with Section 329.28 of the Columbus City Code. Proposals were due July 10, 2019, and eight (8) proposals were received.
A committee of seven (7) individuals reviewed proposals and determined preliminary scores. The committee then identified a short list of four (4) vendors to conduct presentations. After the evaluation of proposals and presentations, Ralph Andersen & Associates received the highest overa...

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