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File #: 2029-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to issue purchase orders to Echo Healthcare and iSimulate USA for the purchase of training simulation equipment for the Division of Fire; to waive the competitive bidding requirement of the City Code; to expend $111,435.00 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($111,435.00)
Attachments: 1. 2029-2020 bid waiver, 2. Echo Healthcare Quote 3456792000011174015, 3. iSimulateUSA Quote 8078, 4. 2029-2020 coding
Explanation
Background: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to issue purchase orders to Echo Healthcare and iSimulate USA for the purchase of training simulation equipment for the Division of Fire's Training Bureau. The Division of Fire is in need to purchase training simulation equipment that is necessary to facilitate Columbus Fire’s plan to keep certifications and training in motion during the current COVID-19 pandemic while practicing social distancing. This equipment will allow continued mandated training in smaller group sizes, while incorporating thorough sanitizing practices and social distancing, and eliminating unnecessary travel by reducing the movement of monitoring and mannequins between locations, thus mitigating possible contagion. Columbus Fire is requesting a Bid Waiver on this purchase as there is not enough time to obtain formal bids to satisfy this immediate need; the immediate purchase of this equipment will increase the Division’s ability to combat the potential spread of infectious diseases while continuing vital training certification.

The Division of Fire's Training Bureau have determined the LifeCast mannequins are the most life-like simulation mannequins on the market, and more importantly these mannequins integrate well with existing simulation equipment, and provide functional and flexible training simulations without changing the existing systems. The iSimulate monitors are primarily the only type of simulated cardiac monitor on the market. These monitors will take place of the real cardiac monitors that are often required for EMS training and are not always available in the quantity needed. With an actual cardiac monitor, the cost is much more expensive and there is room for error that could cause damage to our mannequins or injury to CFD personnel. The iSimulate monitors offer a much lower price tag while accurately simulating the actual cardiac monitor, but does not produce any electricity; all el...

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