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File #: 2782-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/5/2022 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 11/7/2022 Final action: 11/10/2022
Title: To authorize and direct the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contract with Sumuri LLC for the purchase of TALINO KA-501 Forensic Workstations for the Division of Police Digital Forensic Unit, in accordance with the provisions of the bid waiver provisions; to authorize the expenditure of $59,996.00 from the Law Enforcement Contraband Seizure Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($59,996.00)
Attachments: 1. 2782-2022 Sumuri Workstation String, 2. 2782-2022 Bid Waiver Form, 3. 2782-2022 Quote
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to purchase four (4) TALINO KA-501 Forensic Workstations. This equipment will be utilized by the Division of Police Digital Forensic Unit to investigate and process all digital related cases. These workstations will be used to replace older ones that no longer work. The new workstations will allow for increased productivity and decrease the amount of time it takes to analyze the digital information needed to resolve cases. These workstations are being specifically made by Sumuri LLC

BID INFORMATION: The Division of Police is requesting a bid waiver according to city code 329.27 to enter into contract with Sumuri LLC because of it's compatibility with other Sumuri Talino products that the division uses. Equipment purchased for the Digital Forensics Unit from other vendors has either needed constant maintenance or has broken down. When it comes to warranty, support, reliability, and accountability, this vendor has a proven and unmatched track record with the City of Columbus and other law enforcement agencies.
This company is not debarred according to sam.gov or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of State unresolved findings for recovery certified search.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency legislation is requested to supply the Digital Forensic Unit with the necessary tools to further improve efficiency and operations to help in the collection of evidence and expedite the resolution of cases, and to purchase four (4) TALINO KA-301 Forensic Workstations as soon as possible to replace older units that no longer work.

FISCAL IMPACT: The purchase of the four (4) Talino KA-301 Forensic Workstations at $59,996.00 will be made using the Law Enforcement Contraband Seizure Fund.

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To authorize and direct the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contract with Sumuri LLC for the purchase of TALINO KA-501 Forensic Workstations fo...

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