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File #: 2997-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code Chapter 329; to authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to issue a purchase order to Tablet Command Inc. for the purchase of an incident command module for the Division of Fire; to appropriate $150,831.45 and expend $147,703.89 from the Safety Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($147,703.89)
Attachments: 1. Tablet Command Quote QU0161, 2. 2997-2019 coding, 3. 2997-2019 bid waive
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to waive the competitive bidding requirements of City of Columbus Code 329 and issue a purchase order to Tablet Command, Inc. for the purchase of an incident command module for the Division of Fire. The Division of Fire (CFD) is in need of purchasing an incident command accountability module to replace the initial module purchased from Scott Safety/3M via Ordinance 1915-2016 passed 7/18/2016. The module that was purchased did not meet performance expectations and was returned to the vendor for a full refund. The Division of Fire is in need to appropriate that refund, which was deposited directly into the Safety Bond Fund. Columbus Fire’s Health, Safety & Innovation Bureau evaluated several other established market leaders in incident command accountability solutions, and determined that Tablet Command provides a solution that will provide CFD with a product that meets, if not exceeds, the myriad of requirements of the division.

Three (3) solutions were considered as viable solutions: Adashi C&C Command Software, Rhodium Incident Management Suite and Tablet Command Incident Management and Response Software. The solutions explored as viable alternatives at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis were narrowed down to the Adashi and Tablet Command solutions. In April 2019, web demonstrations for the two front runners where conducted jointly by Health, Safety, and Innovation and Emergency Services (we had previously conducted a WebEx with Rhodium in 2017). At the conclusion of the demos, it was clear that the Tablet Command solution was the best solution for the Division of Fire.

The factors that led with the decision to move forward with Tablet Command over Adashi were the simple and intuitive user interface, uncomplicated design, ability to easily scale incident management from our most common and simple incidents to less common complex incidents...

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