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File #: 2166-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/10/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to transfer and appropriate $170,000.00 within the General Permanent Improvement Fund; to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer $7,765.90 within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $177,765.90 from the General Permanent Improvement Fund and the General Fund; to authorize the Finance and Management Director, on the behalf of the Division of Fire, to issue a purchase order to G&G Fitness for commercial grade fitness equipment; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of the City Code; and to declare an emergency. ($177,765.90)
Attachments: 1. Fire Fitness Equip_2021 DAX, 2. G&GSoledistibletter, 3. Columbus Division of Fire Alarm Office FINAL3, 4. Columbus Division of Fire Investigation Unit FINAL3, 5. Columbus Division of Fire Station #4FINAL3, 6. Columbus Division of Fire Station #10 FINAL3, 7. Columbus Division of Fire Station #15 FINAL3, 8. Columbus Division of Fire Station #17 FINAL3, 9. Columbus Division of Fire Station #19 FINAL3, 10. Columbus Division of Fire Station #23 FINAL3, 11. Columbus Division of Fire Station #25 FINAL3, 12. Columbus Division of Fire Station #29 FINAL3, 13. Columbus Division of Fire Station #30 FINAL3, 14. Columbus Division of Fire Station #33FINAL3, 15. Columbus Division of Fire Station #34FINAL3, 16. Ord 2166-2021 Bid Waiver
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance amends the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget and authorizes the City Auditor to transfer funds within both the General Permanent Improvement Fund and the Division of Fire’s general fund budget. This ordinance also authorizes the Finance and Management Director, on behalf of the Division of Fire, to issue a purchase order to G&G Fitness Equipment, Inc. for commercial grade fitness equipment to replace aging equipment in City of Columbus Firehouses.

In May of 2017, a committee was convened to analyze the current inventory of fitness equipment across all City of Columbus fire stations and develop a long-term strategy for replacing aging equipment in a manner that is efficient, promotes consistency across locations, and supports current best practices in the field of exercise physiology. This committee consisted of representatives from the Division of Fire, the Public Safety Director’s Office, and the Department of Finance and Management. In the months following, the committee met several times to conduct firehouse visits and compile station footprint dimensions, and also conferred with an exercise physiologist to develop a standard set of equipment that would meet the safety, budgetary, and spatial needs of the project. A plan was developed and approved by the committee to replace aging equipment in existing firehouses in three (3) separate phases, subject to the availability of funding and Council approval, and this ordinance authorizes the expenditure necessary to complete the final phase.

Bid information: The Division of Fire, is in need to purchase this standardized commercial fitness/exercise equipment as specified in this ordinance as the final phase to replacing all venerable equipment within the City’s fire stations. The Division of Fire is requesting a Bid Waiver for said commercial fitness equipment purchases to satisfy the Columbus City Purchasing Code. G&G Fitness Equipment is the sole distributor for this re...

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