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File #: 3173-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2023 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 11/20/2023 Final action: 11/22/2023
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Police, to enter into contract with Insight Public Sector to lease and install License Plate Readers using a state term contract; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $275,200.01 from the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($275,200.01)
Attachments: 1. Insight, 2. Bid Waiver 3173-2023, 3. Copy of STS Request Form_Flock camerasSSF11_14_23

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Police, to enter into contract with Insight Public Sector for the purpose of leasing license plate readers to be installed in the same areas of Shotspotter. This purchase is being done through the utilization of State of Ohio, State Term Schedule contract STS033, # 534242, with an expiration date of 11/30/23. This state term contract was not bid out by the State of Ohio; therefore, we are requesting a bid waiver to use this STS Contract. The Division of Police was awarded a grant through the American Rescue Plan Funding 2022 from the Office of Criminal Justice Services. The Division will be leasing 32 fixed license plate readers (LPR) and 8 quick deploy license plate readers from Insight Public Sector for two years. The first year cost includes the installation of the fixed license plate readers. These cameras will be used to assist SWAT and investigative detectives to monitor and gather evidence regarding the whereabouts of individuals suspected of committing homicides, felonious assaults, and other major crimes. The total contract agreement amount is $275,200.01 with a term period of two (2) years from the date a purchase order is confirmed/certified by the Columbus City Auditor's Office.

Ordinance No. 0582-87 authorizes the City of Columbus to purchase from cooperative purchasing contracts which are not bid, but negotiated contracts.

This ordinance will also authorize a waiver of competitive bidding, in accordance with relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Code. Given the urgent need for the reduction of violent crime and increase in solve rates, it is in the City’s best interests to utilize bid waiver legislation for this ordinance.

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