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File #: 2441-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/20/2021 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Public Safety Director to enter into contract with Life Technologies for the proprietary software and hardware, in accordance with the provisions of sole source procurement; to authorize the expenditure of $72,725.26 from the DNA Capacity Grant; and to declare an emergency ($72,725.26)
Attachments: 1. Funding Template 22441-2021, 2. Sole Source Form (003)
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Public Safety Director to enter into contract with Life Technologies for Software and hardware upgrades to the Crime Labs existing equipment. These upgrades will allow for the continued use of existing laboratory equipment with the Windows 10 operating system.
GeneMapper ID-X v1.6 software: This software is used for automated genotyping in forensic DNA analysis. This software is an upgrade from the v1.4 that is currently used within the laboratory. GMID-X v1.6 offers an upgraded user interface and enhanced profile comparison features. This purchase is for one full version of the software and two client copies to use on three separate computers.
Data Collection Software 4.0 (and associated hardware): This software is designed for data collection of forensic DNA analysis samples. The software is an upgrade from our current 3.1 version and includes improved off-scale data and spectral pull-up. This version of the software is compatible with the Windows 10 operating system and computers are provided by Life Technologies. This purchase will also cover installation of the computers and software with our current 3500 Genetic Analyzer instrumentation.

Life Technologies is the sole source provider of the software and contain a dedicated computer that is customized to operate the system, is imaged specifically, and are not available from another source. therefore, this contract should be awarded pursuant to the sole source provision of Chapter 329 of City Code.

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.
Contract Compliance - CC006302, expiration date May 2023.

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is necessary to make the funds available as soon as possible to expend the said funds by 12-31-2021 and allow the Crime Lab to upgrade equipment.
FISCAL IMPACT: ...

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