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File #: 2581-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/8/2020 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to associate all General Budget Reservations resulting from this ordinance with the appropriate Universal Term Contract for personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfection supplies, social distancing barriers and signage, and other healthcare supplies; and to establish purchase orders with the appropriate Universal Term Contract Purchase Agreement for COVID-19 supplies and equipment; to authorize the expenditure of $100,000.00 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2581-2020 Legislation Template
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to associate all General Budget reservations resulting from this ordinance with the appropriate Universal Term Contract for personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfection supplies, social distancing barriers and signage, and other healthcare supplies to ensure that the Department has the proper inventory of items to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. All related purchase orders for these services will be issued from Universal Term Contracts previously established by the City of Columbus, Purchasing Office.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, it has become critical to the City of Columbus to ensure the safety of our employees and members of the community who may enter City facilities. Furthermore, with the uncertainty or the duration of the virus, the City wants to ensure not only an available inventory but a supply chain to enable the City to order on as needed basis in the most timely fashion.

As such, the aforementioned supplies are needed to properly equip City employees for the purpose of sanitizing facilities, installing the appropriate barriers and signage to ensure proper social distancing, and to equip safety personnel with the appropriate healthcare supplies and equipment to respond to the safety needs of employees without delay of these necessary items.

Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $100,000.00 from the CARES Act Fund with various Universal Term Contract vendors for coronavirus supplies and equipment. It should be noted that Federal CARES Act funds expire on December 30, 2020.

Emergency action is requested to ensure that purchase orders can be established as soon as possible, so that necessary coronavirus (COVID-19) supplies and equipment can be obtained as quickly as possible.

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To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to associate all General Budget Reservations resulting from this ordinance with the appropriat...

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