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File #: 2385-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2019 Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: To authorize a transfer between projects within the Safety Bond Fund; to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize and direct the Director of Finance and Management to issue a purchase order to Laerdal Medical Corporation for the purchase of a patient simulator and related equipment for the Division of Fire's Training Bureau, in accordance with sole source procurement provisions of City Code Chapter 329; to authorize and direct the Director of Finance and Management to issue a purchase order to SCANNA MSC Inc. for the purchase of x-ray systems for the Division of Fire's Bomb Squad, in accordance with sole source procurement provisions of City Code Chapter 329; to expend $108,571.82 from the Safety Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($108,571.82)
Attachments: 1. 2385-2019 coding, 2. 2385-2019 sole Source, 3. Ord 2385 quotes
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to issue a purchase order to Laerdal Medical Corporation for the purchase of patient simulator training equipment for the Division of Fire Training Bureau, in accordance with sole source procurement provisions. Laerdal Medical Corporation is the sole source provider of the SimMan patient simulator currently used by the Training Bureau. The Division of Fire has a need to replace existing patient simulation equipment that is beyond its useful life. The total cost of this purchase is $53,297.44, which includes the simulation manikin and accessories, instructor tablet-PCs for simulated patient monitoring, educational session, on-site installation, warranty and updates. The Division of Fire Training Bureau currently employs a Laerdal computerized patient simulator to assist in EMS training. These simulators use life-like manikins programmed to simulate a multitude of medical conditions that are used to train emergency responders. This legislation authorizes the purchase of this simulator, thus allowing the Training Bureau to utilize the hundreds of scenarios already written with Laerdal software, and currently used with the existing simulator, without the need to learn a new operating interface on another manufacturer's simulator. This purchase would provide product continuity and would augment current training practices by employing similar and familiar equipment using existing scenarios already employed with the current simulator.

This legislation also authorizes the Finance and Management Director to issue a purchase order to SCANNA MSC Inc. for the purchase of two (2) replacement x-ray systems for the Fire Division's Bomb Squad, in accordance with sole source procurement provisions. The current primary system was initially purchased in 2006 and is being phased out by the manufacturer. SCANNA is the sole source provider of this x-ray equipment, which is the same equipment...

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