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File #: 2354-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer funds between projects within the Department of Public Safety’s Bond Funds; to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Support Services, to enter into contract with Sound Communications Inc. for the upgrade of the Audio Digital Communications Recording System for Police and Fire communications, to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $318,104.86 from Public Safety's Capital Improvement Fund. ($318,104.86)
Attachments: 1. Financial Coding.pdf, 2. Ord 2354 2021 Waiver Form.pdf
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Support Services, to enter into a contract with Sound Communications, Inc. to upgrade the Audio Digital Communications Recording System for the Police and Fire Communications System.

The Audio Digital Communication Recording systems is essential in logging Police, Fire and EMS, E911 dispatched calls, and radio communications. It is also used to track and store audio files that are used for police and fire investigations as well as public information requests from the City Attorney, outside attorneys, and other public entities and the general public.

This upgrade is needed to replace the current system purchased in 2012. The new system will have new servers as well as software with Malware prevention and improved cybersecurity software.

Bid Information: Sound Communications Inc. is the proprietary software licensing and maintenance contractor for the City's current Audio Digital Communications Recording Systems and is currently the only Verint Reseller with Verint Media Recorder certified technicians in Franklin County and surrounding areas. This upgrade will bring the existing system up to date and provide the most advanced security and performance.

Contract Compliance: Vendor# 005081, FID 31-1331321, with an expiration date of 8/12/2023.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds for this purchase are available in Public Safety's Capital Budget and will be transferred from other areas to contract for this project upgrade. This ordinance also authorizes an amendment to the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget and the transfer of funds between Safety capital projects.

Title

To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer funds between projects within the Department of Public Safety’s Bond Funds; to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety, on behalf ...

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