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File #: 1563-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/25/2022 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish a contract with Sanofi Pasteur for the purchase of Fluzone Influenza Virus vaccines for Board of Health; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $94,756.31 from the Health Special Revenue Fund to pay the cost thereof; and to declare an emergency. ($94,756.31)
Attachments: 1. 1563-2022 Bid Waiver, 2. 1563-2022 AC Template, 3. Pre-Order

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND:  Each flu season, the Immunizations Program at Columbus Public Health offers flu shots to the residents of Columbus and Franklin County.  To ensure having the vaccines that are needed for the upcoming flu season, pre-booking through the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, is the most reliable method of ordering those vaccines.  Pre-booking also guarantees on-time delivery and 340B Program pricing. Therefore, competitive bidding is being waived in order to secure our reservation to purchase the vaccine.  This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to establish a purchase order with Sanofi Pasteur in the amount of $94,756.31 for the purchase of Fluzone Influenza Virus vaccines. 

 

Due to the potential health and safety risk of the upcoming flu season, and in order to ensure availability of flu vaccine, emergency action is hereby requested.  Sanofi Pasteur’s contract compliance number is 980033013.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  Monies for this purchase order were budgeted in the Health Special Revenue Fund for fiscal year 2022. 

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish a contract with Sanofi Pasteur for the purchase of Fluzone Influenza Virus vaccines for Board of Health; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $94,756.31 from the Health Special Revenue Fund to pay the cost thereof; and to declare an emergency. ($94,756.31)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, each year, Columbus Public Health offers flu shots to the residents of Columbus; and,

 

WHEREAS, Columbus Public Health is in need of vaccines for 2022; and,

 

WHEREAS, Columbus Public Health needs to place a reservation with the flu vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, to be able to purchase the needed vaccines; and,

 

WHEREAS, it is in the City's best interest to waive competitive bidding in order to meet the manufacturer’s pre-booking deadline that will reserve the vaccines Columbus Public Health needs; and,

 

WHEREAS, in order to ensure availability of necessary vaccines, emergency action is hereby requested; and,

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of Columbus Public Health in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish a contract with Sanofi Pasteu to purchase Fluzone Influenza Virus vaccines, by pre-booking to ensure availability of flu vaccine, for the preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare;  Now, therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Finance and Management is hereby authorized to establish a purchase order with Sanofi Pasteur for the purchase of various vaccines.

 

SECTION 2.  That the expenditure of $94,756.31 is hereby authorized from the Health Special Revenue Fund, Fund No. 2250, Department of Health 50, Division No. 5001, Object Class 02, Main Account 62070, Program HE004, Section 3 500110, Section 4 HE19.

 

SECTION 3.  That this Council finds it is in the best interest of the city to waive the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code relating to competitive bidding to permit the aforementioned purchase.  

SECTION 4.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 5.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 6.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.