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File #: 2027-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with the Columbus Urban League for services related to the implementation of the 2020 Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program; to authorize the expenditure of $164,500.00 from the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund 2285; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; and to declare an emergency. ($164,500.00)
Attachments: 1. CUL Bid Waiver, 2. Legislation Template CUL Sept20-Feb21

Background: This ordinance will authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Columbus Urban League (CUL) in the amount of $164,500.00 in order to provide violence intervention and crisis response activities that include responding to specific violent confrontations, working to mediate and diffuse conflict tensions, and actively promoting peace building among our youth. Contractor shall maintain a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week schedule to respond to calls regarding youth violence confrontations such as shootings, aggravated assaults, homicides, and other violent incidents.

The Contractor shall respond to violent incidents or conflict outside of the designated APPS zone(s) if the incident is believed to have potential to adversely impact activities within any other APPS zone(s). The Contractor shall also provide support services to victims' families and friends. Support services will be provided after making initial contact with victim's families and friends at the scene of an incident, hospital or at a time and location chosen by the victim's family and friends. Support services can also include Contractor attending funerals, vigils, peace marches, etc. Additionally, Community Intervention Workers shall participate in APPS activities and initiatives focusing on reducing youth violence citywide and improving community collaborations to support the APPS initiative. Columbus Urban League will hold a surety bond in the amount of $100,000 and Certificate of Insurance as required by the City.

Principal Parties:
Columbus Urban League
788 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 257-6300
Contractor Federal ID #: 31-4379453

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested in order for the Neighborhood Violence Intervention Program to continue without interruption.

Bid Waiver Justification: A bid waiver is being requested in order to keep the consistency with the program participants and the vendor (interventionists). T...

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