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File #: 3084-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2022 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/21/2022 Final action: 11/23/2022
Title: To authorize the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission to enter into a contract with a vendor selected in accordance with applicable provisions of City Code for pre-employment physicals and cardiovascular stress testing of public safety recruits for the Divisions of Police and Fire; to authorize the expenditure of $40,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($40,000.00).
Attachments: 1. Ord 3084-2022 Entry-level medicals AC Attachment 03-40K.pdf
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The Civil Service Commission needs to enter into a contract, contingent upon passage of Ordinance 2853-2022 and the transfer of funds included therein, with a vendor yet to be selected for pre-employment physicals and cardiovascular stress testing of public safety recruits for upcoming Police and Fire Academy classes.

Bid Information: The Commission is in the process of soliciting proposals for the provision of pre-employment physicals and cardiovascular stress testing of public safety recruits, but will be unable to complete the proposal assessment, vendor selection, and associated legislative actions prior to Council’s last meeting of this year, December 12, 2022. As such, the Commission is asking that initial funds for the assessment services be encumbered now, and its executive director be authorized to enter into contract with the successful bidder selected in accordance with applicable provisions of City Code 329.

The current contract for provision of required medical/stress assessment expires February 28, 2023. In the past, finalizing the RFP and selection process immediately following the passage of the budget in February would have enabled us to have candidates through medicals in time for the typical June and December recruit classes. However, with the likelihood of an additional recruit class being scheduled for April 2023, medicals would now need to be completed in February and early March of 2023, prior to the finalization of the 2023 General Fund Budget. Consequently, funds from the Commission’s 2022 appropriation will need to be authorized and encumbered to cover assessments completed in these two months. Approval of this ordinance would eliminate the need for any further action by Council, authorize contract execution, and ensure monies are in place that, all together, would result in no disruption to the assessment and provision of recruits for the April 2023 police and fire classes.

Emergency Designation: Eme...

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