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File #: 0192-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/11/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Public Safety Director to enter into a contract with MCIS Inc. to assess the infrastructure of the City's Neighborhood Safety Cameras and correct all performance issues associated with the project; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $315,000.00 from the Department of Public Safety's Voted Bond Funds; and to declare an emergency. ($315,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Neighborhood Safety Cameras-MCIS Inc..pdf, 2. BidwaiverForm - MCIS Inc.pdf, 3. MX-4100N_20200113_095552.pdf
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Public Safety Director to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code and enter into a contract with MCIS Inc. to assess the infrastructure of the City's Neighborhood Safety Cameras (NSC) and correct all performance issues associated with the cameras in preparation for an expansion of the Neighborhood Safety Camera Project. MCIS will replace damaged/defective/inconsistent/non-functional devices and/or components based on their evaluation, assessment and documentation. The City of Columbus manages the Neighborhood Safety Camera Project consisting of wireless communications, cameras networks and associated infrastructure deployed across multiple neighborhoods and the downtown area. The system has evolved, continues to expand, aged and is experiencing network interruptions that have resulted in unacceptable performance issues. MCIS who developed the basis of design for the Neighborhood Safety Cameras at its inception in 2010 will review and identify all performance issues at a system wide level and take corrective actions. MCIS was contracted by Johnson Controls (formerly SimplexGrinnell) at the beginning of the NSC project to engineer and install the wireless network throughout the project areas.

Bid Information: MCIS Inc. developed the basis of design for the NSC project from the inception of the program and have knowledge that no other contractor will have without extensive and time consuming studies. They have proven their ability to provide a quality product since the project inception in 2010 and have been involved in each expansion and had engineered the new link. It is recommended that the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code 329 be waived to allow for the immediate correction of the performance issues of the NSC project.

Emergency action is requested in order to facilitate the review and repairs of the NSC infrastructure and be ready for the expansion of the ...

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