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File #: 1337-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2022 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize the Public Safety Director to enter into a contract with K.N.S Services Inc. to install new and replacement cameras and poles and replace antennas that have been damaged by recent storms and construction activities; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $1,084,832.00 from the Department of Public Safety's Voted Bond Funds; and to declare an emergency. ($1,084,832.00)
Attachments: 1. KNS Bid Waiver.pdf, 2. Neighborhood Safety Cameras-KNS Services Inc 2022..pdf
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Public Safety Director to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code and enter into a contract with K.N.S Services, Inc. to install cameras at new locations in each of the five Columbus Police zones to include the Short North area, Downtown and other Columbus neighborhoods. Additionally K.N.S will replace existing cameras and radios that have reached their end of life and are no longer functioning properly. The Department of Public Safety manages the Neighborhood Safety Camera Project consisting of wireless communications, cameras networks, and associated infrastructure deployed across multiple neighborhoods and the downtown area. These new and replacement cameras are part of the effort to bring the Neighborhood Safety Camera program back to maximum operating capacity and expand to needed areas.

Bid Information: K.N.S Services currently services the vast majority of the city's security related cameras and has the necessary manufacturer certifications needed. It is recommended that the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code 329 be waived to allow for the immediate installation of new and replacement cameras and antennas and restore the Division of Police's ability to monitor criminal activities in those areas.

Emergency action is requested in order to get the replacement cameras quickly on line and restore the Division of Police's force multiplier advantage.

Fiscal Impact: This legislation waives competitive bidding and authorizes the Safety Director to enter into contract with K.N.S Services Inc. to expend $1,084,832.00 to purchase and install new and replacement cameras and Poles in City of Columbus neighborhoods. Funds for this contract are budgeted in Public Safety's Capital Improvement Budget.


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To authorize the Public Safety Director to enter into a contract with K.N.S Services Inc. to install new and replacement cameras and poles and replace ...

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