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File #: 3148-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/3/2023 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/20/2023 Final action: 11/22/2023
Title: To authorize the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission to modify and increase the current contract with ForPsych for the psychological screening of public safety recruits; and to authorize the expenditure of $82,000.00 from the General Fund, for a total 2023 appropriation of $82,000.00; and to declare an emergency. ($82,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ForPsych Ordinance Attachment 2023 (PO307760, PO415349, Ord 3148-2023) - 3rd MOD - $82,000.00.pdf
Need: This ordinance is to authorize the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission to modify and increase the current contract with ForPsych: A Forensic Psychology Practice (ForPsych) for psychological screening of public safety recruits for upcoming classes at the Police and Fire Academies.

The Civil Service Commission needs to request authority to modify and increase our current contract maximum authorized expenditure with ForPsych in order to add funds for upcoming psychological screening services. The modification and increase is necessary now because funding is typically added annually or prior to a scheduled academy class based upon available academy positions identified as the year progresses, to avoid encumbering City funds prematurely or unnecessarily. For this third modification in 2023, we are requesting an increase of $82,000.00 to the current $445,000.00, previously authorized, for a new total contract appropriation of $527,000.00.

Since this is a professional services contract that has already been awarded through the regular Request for Proposals process (see below), the contract’s requirements cannot be awarded through other procurement processes. Pricing for the additional assessments is in accordance with bid pricing previously submitted by ForPsych for 2022-24 services.

Bid Information: The City of Columbus Civil Service Commission published a Request for Proposals (RFQ 019812) for these services and accepted proposals through October 8, 2021. Three proposals were received by the deadline. An evaluation committee reviewed all proposals in accordance with the criteria set forth in the RFP which included quality and feasibility of proposals, cost, competence, ability, past performance, and timeliness of reporting results. Based upon the committee’s review and ranking of the submitted proposals, it was determined that ForPsych was the best and most responsive bidder for the required services. Therefore, the Commission awarded th...

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