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File #: 0194-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Public Safety Director to modify the existing contract with TargetSolutions Learning, LLC/CentreLearn for computer-based distance learning services for the Division of Fire; to authorize the expenditure of $156,446.50 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($156,446.50)
Attachments: 1. targetsolutionscoding.pdf
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Safety to modify the existing contract with TargetSolutions Learning, LLC/CentreLearn for $156,446.50 to continue the Division of Fire's Distance Learning program. Since 2008, the Columbus Fire Division has contracted with a computer-based training content provider for their Distance Learning Project. The Fire Division's Distance Learning project was implemented to provide remote training in all fire stations via computer network. A computer-based training content provider is used to continue to provide and implement training, scheduling, and logging of employee training history, as well as software updates and support for the Fire Division.
In 2017, Columbus Fire contracted with TargetSolutions Learning, LLC to deliver online Fire and EMS continuing education, under the parent company Vector Learning. Target Solutions is expandable and customizable, offering credentials tracking for many different specialties including DART, Haz-Mat, FAO, Investigator, Professional Standards, and ARFF training. TargetSolutions can track and notify members plus add informative videos to help fire personnel members meet their fitness and nutrition goals, and is also being used to track performance measures and identify training deficiencies. All Columbus Fire members are required by state law and the city to maintain the Firefighter, Fire Inspector, and EMS credentials. The Division’s credibility during accreditation could be in jeopardy without complete and centralized training records and easy access to those records. Columbus Fire has been using the Target Solutions training platform since 2008. Since that time, the Fire Division has built out credentials for Recruit, Apprentice, EMS, Officer, and In-Service Training on a platform that is available 24/7 to fire personnel from any computer or portable device.
CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: TargetSolutions Learning, LLC (formerly CentreLearn Solutions LLC) ...

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