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File #: 1786-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a contract with Ralph Andersen & Associates to provide nationwide executive level recruitment services related to the search for a new City of Columbus, Fire Chief; to authorize the transfer of $60,000.00 within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $60,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($60,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1786-2020 Legislation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with Ralph Andersen & Associates to provide nationwide executive level recruitment services related to the search for a new City of Columbus, Fire Chief. Ralph Andersen & Associates will work with City Administration and Division of Fire staff to design, recommend, and implement a robust, transparent, and inclusive process to recruit the best candidates nationwide.
The City of Columbus is the 14th most populous city in the United States with an estimated population of 879,170 and a geographic size of 223 square miles. According to the Census Bureau, Columbus was the ninth fastest growing large city in the country in terms of population increase between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission reports that by 2050 the Columbus Metropolitan Area will surpass 3 million residents. The City of Columbus is a vibrant, fast-growing, economically and culturally diverse City. As such its citizens’ needs in relation to Fire and Life-Safety protection will continue to grow, change, and become more complex. Therefore the process for identifying, recruiting, and assessing qualified candidates whose talents best meet the needs of the greater Columbus community is paramount.
The City of Columbus, utilized a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to identify and assess qualified firms. Proposals were submitted in response to RFQ015908 in accordance with Section 329.25 of the Columbus City Code. Ralph Andersen & Associates received the highest overall score from the RFP committee and as such is being recommended for this nationwide executive level recruitment contract.
Ralph Andersen & Associates; Federal Tax ID# 94-2299383
Fiscal Impact: This legislation authorizes the transfer and expenditure of $60,000.00 from the General Fund with Ralph Andersen & Associates to provide nationwide executive level recruitment services related...

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