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File #: 1745-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/22/2021 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract, on behalf of the Department of Public Safety, for the purchase of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) and supplies with Vance's Outdoors Inc. for the Division of Police from a State of Ohio Term Contract; and to authorize the expenditure of $162,600.07 from the General Fund. ($162,600.07)
Attachments: 1. CEWs Qoute, 2. Accounting Codes for CEWs
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes a contract for the purchase of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) and supplies from Vance's Outdoor Inc., for the Division of Police in the amount of $162,600.07. The Department of Public Safety, Division of Police needs to establish a contract for the purchase of replacement Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) and supplies. The Division will be spending $77,390.50 on supplies and $85,209.57 on replacement CEWs and warranties. The CEWs will be purchased for replacements for SWAT personnel and for the K-9 unit personnel. The Division of Police believes that only the Conducted Electrical Weapons manufactured by Taser International Inc., are acceptable due to public safety use, training, certification, and re-certification required for all police officers. There is only one supplier in the Ohio area authorized to sell Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs), cartridges, warranties, and accessories. Taser International has stated that the only authorized dealer in Ohio is Vance's Outdoors Inc. This purchase by the City of Columbus is from a State of Ohio contract which is authorized by Ordinance 582-87 that allows for the cooperative purchasing between the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services Cooperative Contracts and other government entities.

This company is not debarred according to the Federal excluded parties listing or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of State unresolved findings for recovery certified search.

Bid Information: A State of Ohio Term Contract exists for this purchase, Index #STS847 Contract #800551


Contract Compliance Number: CC009245 expires 04/22/2023

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $162,600.07 from the General Fund for the purchase of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) and supplies from Vance's Outdoors Inc, which is budgeted and available within the 2021 Police General Fund. $319,401.72 was encumbered/spent in ...

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