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File #: 0606-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/2/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Public Safety Director to enter into a contract with K.N.S Services Inc. to install replacement cameras and poles and replace antennas that have been damaged by recent storms and construction activities; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $100,168.00 from the Department of Public Safety's Voted Bond Funds; and to declare an emergency. ($100,168.00)
Attachments: 1. Bidwaiver KNS Services Inc..pdf, 2. Neighborhood Safety Cameras-KNS Services Inc..pdf, 3. MX-4100N_20200302_153435.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 K.N.S Services, Inc. to install replacement cameras and poles and replace antennas that have been damaged by recent storms and construction activities. K.N.S will be installing replacement cameras at four Columbus locations; Broad and Wayne, Main and Lilley and at Whittier and Wilson and installing a new camera and related hardware at Beechwood and Livingston due to the reconstruction of the traffic signal system. Additionally, K.N.S will be replacing antennas at 5th and Peters that were damaged due to a recent windstorm. The Department of Public Safety manages the Neighborhood Safety Camera Project consisting of wireless communications, cameras networks, and associated infrastructure deployed across multiple neighborhoods and the downtown area. These replacement cameras are part of the effort to bring the Neighborhood Safety Camera program back to maximum operating capacity and be ready for expansion.

Bid Information: Public Safety ended it's agreement with Johnson Control because of their lack of response to our needs. It is now necessary to immediately fill the void for camera replacements before going out for bids in July this year. K.N.S Services currently services the vast majority of the city's security related cameras and has the necessary manufacturer certifications needed. It is recommended that the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code 329 be waived to allow for the immediate installation of replacement cameras and antennas and restore the Division of Police's ability to monitor criminal activities in those areas.

Emergency action is requested in order to get the affected cameras quickly on line and restore the Division of Police's force multiplier advantage.

Fiscal Impact: This legislation waives competitive bidding and authorizes the Safety Director...

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