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File #: 2562-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2020 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To authorize the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission to modify and increase a contract with Winfred Arthur, Jr., Ph.D. for the execution of an independent audit of the Columbus Police Officer recruiting/testing process as recommended by the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Committee; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Code so as to allow the modification and increase of this contract; to authorize a transfer of $35,000.00 within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $80,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($80,000.00).
Attachments: 1. Ord 2562-2020 Winfred Arthur Legislation Attachment.pdf, 2. 2020 2562-2020 Winfred Arthur Bid Waiver.pdf
Need: In accordance with Recommendation #13 of the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission (CCSAC) Recommendations, the Civil Service Commission has been tasked with overseeing an independent audit of the Columbus Police Officer recruiting/testing process.

An initial contract for ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) was executed with Winfred Arthur, Jr., Ph.D. for the development and submission of a detailed plan outlining the content, deliverables, and needed resources to execute the proposed plan. Having now received and approved the plan, the Commission wants to contract with Dr. Arthur to execute the plan and provide all identified deliverables for an additional cost not to exceed eighty thousand dollars ($80,000.00).

As such, the Civil Service Commission needs to modify the existing contract and increase the maximum authorized expenditure in the contract with Winfred Arthur, Jr., Ph.D. in preparation for the needed execution of the audit of the Columbus Police Officer recruiting/testing process.

Bid Information: Because of the desire of City officials and the community at large to expedite this audit, Commission staff made contact with outside colleagues and experts in this area to identify individuals familiar with and successful in safety forces reviews. As a result of those inquiries, Winfred Arthur, Jr., Ph.D. was identified as an accomplished professional in this niche area. As such, no formal/informal bid process was conducted, but instead, direct contact was made with Dr. Arthur to confirm his qualifications and past experience performing work similar to that needed by the City of Columbus.

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is requested in order to ensure this project, as deemed important by the CCSAC, is completed as quickly as possible.

Contract Compliance Number: CC033085, expires 9/16/2022

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this service was NOT budgeted in the Civil Service Commission’s 2020 General Fund bu...

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