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File #: 0381-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/3/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 2/24/2020 Final action: 2/27/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to issue a purchase order on behalf of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Support Services, for wireless data communication and cellular services and devices from an existing Universal Term Contract with Cellco Partnership, dba Verizon Wireless; to authorize the expenditure of $530,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($530,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Financial Coding
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to issue a purchase order and associate a budget reservation for wireless services with Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless for wireless voice, data, GPS, modem services, and equipment. Funds for all of Public Safety's wireless cellular expenses were consolidated in the Division of Support Services' General Fund budget in order to leverage savings through the volume of use by all Safety personnel. There is an immediate need to issue funding for this contract for the purpose of providing wireless communication services and devices for the Divisions of Police, Fire, Support Services and the Safety Director's Office.

Bid Information: The Purchasing Office has set up universal term contract PA000399 with Cellco Partnership for Verizon wireless services.

Contract Compliance: Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless Compliance No. CC001698 expires 1/10/2020.

Emergency Designation: This legislation is to be considered an emergency measure to allow for the immediate funding needed for the continuation of wireless communication services and devices.

Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $530,000.00 from the general fund for the current wireless communication service contract. The Department of Public Safety budgeted $551,000.00 in the 2020 general fund operating budget for this purpose. Expenditures for 2019 amounted to $530,674.00 and $446,650 for 2018.

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To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to issue a purchase order on behalf of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Support Services, for wireless data communication and cellular services and devices from an existing Universal Term Contract with Cellco Partnership, dba Verizon Wireless; to authorize the expenditure of $530,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($530,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the Division of Support Services needs to purchase wireless data com...

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