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File #: 2407-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/20/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety to enter into contract with Intrado Life & Safety Solutions Corporation to continue the maintenance of the city's current 911 system pursuant to the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize an expenditure of $163,557.70 from Public Safety's General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($163,557.70)
Attachments: 1. 2407-2020 sole source form, 2. ILSSC.Columbus OH.Sole Source Ltr.2020.09.18, 3. 2407-2020 Financial Coding
Explanation

This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with Intrado Life & Safety Solutions (formally, West Safety Solutions Corp) for the third year of a maintenance agreement for the City's 911 System. This is year three of a five-year maintenance agreement established during the most recent upgrade of the 911 System in 2018. The City of Columbus operates a fully redundant, geo-diverse set of Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) controllers that currently support operations at the Columbus wireless PSAP, the Columbus backup PSAP at Arlingate, and the Worthington non-wireless PSAP. The Division of Support Services upgraded its existing 911 system in 2012 with an additional upgrade in 2016 for text to 911 compatibility. Ordinance 1082-2018 funded another upgrade which enabled the system to comply with the National Emergency Number (NENA) next generation 911 standards. This ordinance is to continue the annual maintenance on the latest upgrade project started in 2018.

Bid Information: This upgrade to the 911 system is being executed in accordance with the sole source provisions of Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Code; Intrado Life & Safety Solutions Corporation is the proprietary software licensing and maintenance contractor for the City's current 911 System.
Contract Compliance: Intrado Life & Safety Solutions Corporation FID#58-2381670, expires October 14, 2022

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is necessary to ensure that the 911 system is being maintained in the shortest possible time in order to ensure the optimum level of this critical service to the citizens of Columbus.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the Safety Director to expend $163,557.70 from the Division of Support Services general fund budget to maintain the contract with Intrado Life & Safety Solutions Corp. for the maintenance and support of the City's 911 system.

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