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File #: 0869-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/1/2021 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 4/5/2021 Final action: 4/9/2021
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $112,891.00 within the Reimagine Safety Fund and to transfer such funds and appropriation to the Division of Police’s General Fund; to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into contract with RQI for CPR and first aid training; to authorize the expenditure of $53,000.00 from the General Fund; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Codes; and to declare an emergency ($112,891.00)
Attachments: 1. RQI Legislation CPR and First Aid, 2. Waiver Form (002)

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety, Division of Police to enter into contract with RQI, a subsidiary of the American Heart Association, for CPR and First Aid Training. On February 1, 2021, Columbus City Council passed Columbus City Code 1915.01 - Rendering aid following use of force. This new law requires, among other things, that the Division of Police train officers on CPR and first aid in the academy and retrain those topics at least biennially. The law also requires all Division personnel to be trained in CPR and first aid within 6 months of the law’s passage, which creates a deadline of September 3, 2021. In order to provide this continuing education training, City Council amended the city budget to include the funding for this initiative. The City already has a contract with RQI with the Division of Fire for the same training. RQI provides mannequin stations and computer software which will allow personnel to complete bi-annual training, without assistance, in less than ten minutes in most cases. This legislation also authorizes an appropriation for the services and supplies necessary for this initiative.
Bid Information: The formal bid process was waived per City Code Section 329 due to a new law that requires immediate compliance and there is insufficient time to accomplish formal competitive bidding and satisfy the needs in order to comply with the requirements of this new law.
Fiscal Impact: This legislation authorizes the appropriation of $112,891.00 within the Reimagine Safety Fund, the transfer of these funds to Division of Police’s General Fund, and the expenditure of $53,000.00 with RQI to train Division Personnel in CPR.
Emergency action is requested so that a contract can be entered into immediately and personnel can be trained by the deadline set by the new City Code.


To authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $112,891.00 within the Reimagine Safety Fund and...

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