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File #: 2170-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/11/2021 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Administrating and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with Avertest for random and instant drug testing; and to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000.00 for drug testing services from the specialty docket fund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Averhealth drug testing 2
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Administrating and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with Avertest DBA Averhealth for random and instant drug testing.

There are two parts to the program: one is a random drug testing system. The court has specialty docket probationer’s names put into a system and then at random they are called monthly or weekly to come in for a drug test. The second part is if a defendant or a specialty docket probationer shows up for court and appears to be under the influence of drugs, they can be escorted to Avertest for an instant drug test.

RFQ017813 was done and closed on March 23, 2021. Two bids were received; Avertest and Recovery Trek. Avertest has the better pricing and won the bid.

Avertest DBA Averhealth federal tax id is 27-3929226.


FISCAL IMPACT: Funds are available within the grant fund for this purpose.

EMERGENCY: Emergency legislation is requested to authorize the court to enter into contract and to continue drug testing services with no interruption in services.


Title
To authorize and direct the Administrating and Presiding Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court to enter into contract with Avertest for random and instant drug testing; and to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000.00 for drug testing services from the specialty docket fund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $100,000.00 is needed to provide for drug testing services; and

WHEREAS, the Franklin County Municipal Court is in need of drug testing services from Avertest; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exist in the usual daily operation of the Franklin County Municipal Court it is immediately necessary to authorize the Administrative and Presiding Judge to contract for drug testing of specialized docket participants and probationers with Avertest thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; Now, Therefore,

BE IT ORDAIN...

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