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File #: 2463-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/26/2020 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Title: To authorize the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission to enter into a contract with the Association for Psychotherapy, Inc. for the psychological screening of public safety recruits; to authorize the expenditure of $5,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($5,000.00).
Attachments: 1. Ord 2463-2020 API NEW Legislation Attachment.pdf
Explanation
Need: This ordinance is to authorize the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission to enter into a contract with the Association for Psychotherapy, Inc. for psychological screening of public safety recruits for upcoming classes at the Police Academy and the Fire Academy.

Bid Information: The City of Columbus Civil Service Commission published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for these services and accepted proposals through October 1, 2020. Four proposals were received by the deadline. An evaluation committee reviewed these proposals in accordance with the criteria set forth in the RFP which included quality and feasibility of proposals, cost, competence, ability, past performance and timeliness of reporting results.

Two proposals were received from local companies and two proposals were from out-of-town companies, one from Mason, Ohio, and one from Cincinnati, Ohio. The committee recommended awarding the contract to a local company. One company in Cincinnati proposed lower costs; however, their costs included only six tablets to conduct testing. Since the City routinely tests in groups of up to 30 candidates, that would involve a larger initial investment. The other proposal from a company with local offices had a higher cost per applicant. The committee recommended awarding the contract to a local company. The selected local firm consists of highly qualified psychologists, offers flexible scheduling, and did not increase proposed prices over the previous year. Two companies who submitted proposals including the selected company have FBE Certification with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Therefore, the Commission seeks to award the contract to the Association for Psychotherapy, Inc.

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is requested in order to establish the contract prior to the expiration of the current contract on December 31, 2020, and to enable the Department of Public Safety to schedule candidates beginning ...

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