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File #: 1333-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to establish an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $200,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with safety, security, and lighting improvements within the Recreation and Parks Department; to authorize the transfer of $200,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund, to authorize the amendment of the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget; and to authorize the expenditure of $200,000.00 from the Voted Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Safety Security and Lighting CIP AC 2021-2022 - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the City Auditor to set up an auditor’s certificate in the amount of $200,000.00 for various expenditures for labor, materials, and equipment in conjunction with safety, security, and lighting improvements managed by the Recreation and Parks Department. These are expenditures that are intended to increase the safety in our parks. Contracts will be entered into in compliance with the procurement provisions of the Columbus City Codes Chapter 329.

This ordinance will also authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to modify an existing contract with KNS Services, Inc. (KNS) for continued security camera services and equipment, as authorized by Ordinance No. 0164-2022. The modification amount being authorized by this ordinance is not to exceed $200,000.00. KNS has provided surveillance system installation and repair for the department for many years. They also service many other city departments including Public Safety, Finance, and Public Utilities. The have established a unique relationship with the Department of Technology to provide robust service to multiple departments in the city. The City of Columbus selected the Genetec software platform years ago for all departments to utilize for their surveillance systems with the vision of aggregating these services citywide. This effort has resulted in KNS becoming the provider of these services for several departments as Genetec requires the equipment to be maintained by KNS Services to avoid a situation where multiple vendors are given security clearance to access and make changes to the system. By authorizing the modification of this contract, the department will be able to quickly address many of our safety, security, and lighting needs by utilizing this experienced vendor and the contract already in place.

Principal Parties:
KNS Services, Inc.
8450 Rausch Drive, Plain City, OH 43064
Nathan Bladen, 614-733-3880
Contract Compliance Number, Tax I...

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