Agenda Item # 4
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

May 8, 2018

Agenda Report # 117
TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Purchase Authorizations

INITIATED BY: Finance Department



(A) TRAILERS – RFB NO. 18-0037


It is requested that Council authorize the purchase of four (4) 16-ft utility dual axle trailers at a unit price of $4,686.80, with a total cost of $18,747.20; and one (1) 20-ft backhoe trailer at a unit price of $8,742.80, for a grand total of $27,490.00, from Chattahoochee Trailer, LLC (Columbus, GA). It is also requested that Council authorize the purchase of one (1) tri-axle 55-ton detachable lowboy trailer from True North Logistics, LLC (Port Huron, MI), at a unit price of $72,231.39.

The equipment was approved in the 2018 Budget and will be used by staff in the Parks and Recreation Department and Public Works staff. These are replacement units.

Bid specifications were posted on the web page of the Purchasing Division, and the Georgia Procurement Registry on February 28, 2018. Eight (8) bids were received on March 28, 2018. This bid has been advertised, opened and reviewed. The bidders were:

Trailers tab.pdfTrailers tab.pdf


Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget as follows:
16-ft utility dual axle trailers ($18,747.20): General Fund – Parks and Recreation – Parks Services – Capital Expend-Over $5,000; 0101-270-2100-PSRV-7722.
20-ft backhoe trailer ($8,742.80): Sewer (Stormwater) Fund – Public Works – Sewer Maintenance – Capital Expend-Over $5,000; 0202-260-3210-SWRM-7761.
Tri-axle 55-ton detachable lowboy trailer ($72,231.39): Paving Fund – Public Works – Repairs and Maintenance – Heavy Trucks; 0203-260-3110-REPR-7723.

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(B) CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVERWALK REPAIRS AT LIGHT POLES 371 & 374 – RFB NO. 18-0047

It is requested that Council authorize the execution of a construction contract with Earth-Scapes, Inc. (Phenix City, AL) in the amount of $389,936.00 for the Chattahoochee Riverwalk Repairs at Light Poles 371 and 374. The necessary repairs are related to the storm of December 2015. The City will be reimbursed by FEMA.

The project involves the reconstruction of a failed section of earthen slope between the Riverwalk and the Chattahoochee River. Included in the reconstruction are the removal of the damaged vegetation, asphalt pavement, and any loose soils. Reestablishment of the slope will involve the installation of a type 1 rip rap buttress to support the type 3 rip rap stone to be extended across the face of the damaged slope. Upon completion of the slope repairs, any damaged sections of the Riverwalk will be reconstructed.

Bid specifications were posted on the web pages of the Purchasing Division; Barge Design Solutions, the City’s contracted consultant; and the Georgia Procurement Registry on March 23, 2018. Three (3) bids were received on April 25, 2018. This bid has been advertised, opened and reviewed. The bidders were:


CONTRACTORS
TOTAL BID
DBE PARTICIPATION
Earth-Scapes, Inc. (Phenix City, AL)
$ 389,936.00
10.25%
Scott Bridge Company (Opelika, AL)
440,000.00
4.25%
Southern Contractors, LLC (Smiths Station, AL)
464,750.00
0.00%


Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: Special Projects-Capital Projects Fund – Capital Projects – General Fund Supported Capital Projects – General Construction – Riverwalk FEMA; 0508-660-1000-CPGF-7661-22947-20180.
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(C) BUS ROUTE SIGNS & POLES (ANNUAL CONTRACT) – RFB NO. 18-0045

It is requested that Council approve the purchase of bus route signs and poles from Vulcan Inc. dba Vulcan Signs (Foley, AL) for the estimated contract value of $60,897.00. Metra Transit will purchase bus route signs and poles, on an “as needed” basis. Metra Transit will install and maintain bus route signs and poles along City owned streets within Muscogee County.

The term of the contract shall be for two years, with the option to renew for three additional twelve-month periods. Contract renewal will be contingent upon the mutual agreement of the City and the Contractor.

Bid information was posted on the web pages of the Purchasing Division and the Georgia Procurement Registry on March 12, 2018. Four (4) bids was received on April 11, 2018. This bid has been advertised, opened and reviewed. The bidders were:

Vendors/Description
Bus Route Signs and Poles
Estimated Quantity - 300 Each
Total Contract Value for Signs & Poles
Vulcan Inc. dba Vulcan Signs (Foley, AL)
$60,897.00
GCI (Decatur, GA)
$75,000.00
Garden State Highway Products (Millvile, NJ)
$152,820.00
Osburn Associates (Logan, OH)
$184,347.00

Funds are budgeted each fiscal year for this ongoing expense: Transportation Fund - Transportation – Federal Transit Administration – Capital Expend – Under $5,000, 0751-610-2400-MFTA-7763.


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(D) CHANGE ORDER 6 FOR FORREST ROAD BRIDGES - COOPER CREEK AND BULL CREEK – RFB NO. 14-0007

It is requested that Council authorize the execution of Change Order 6 for the Forrest Road Bridges project, with Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA), in the amount of $173,687.67.

Per Resolution No. 339-13, Council authorized the replacement of Cooper Creek Bridge and Bull Creek Bridge on Forrest Road. The primary need for Change Order 6 is for additional work required to complete the project. This includes additional quantities of asphalt and steel piling. The change order also captures all quantity over runs and under runs.

Document
Description
Amount
Original ContractReplacement of Cooper Creek Bridge and Bull Creek Bridge on Forrest Road.
5,277,780.00
Change Order 1Additional utility work required for completion of the project.
359,451.59
Change Order 2Additional utility work required for completion of the project.
123,448.89
Change Order 3Utility relocations and additional unforeseen work adjacent to the bridges. Additional work includes relocation of the water line on the Cooper Creek bridge, pre-stressed concrete piles for bridge foundations, delays due to utility relocations per the contract agreement, supporting AT&T conduit on both bridges, and hidden storm sewer manhole relocation on the Cooper Creek Bridge.
1,240,344.94
Change Order 4Improvements and concrete encasement of eighteen (18) existing steel piles at the Bridge over Lindsey Creek at Edgewood Road. The work includes traffic control, mobilization, grading complete, removal of existing bridge and pile encasements.
164,000.00
Change Order 5A result of quantity underruns at the Edgewood Road pile encasements, which was added via Change Order 4.
(2,480.00)
Change Order 6Additional work required to complete the project, including additional quantities of asphalt and steel piling. The change order also captures all quantity over runs and under runs.
173,687.67
New Contract Amount
$7,336,233.09

Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: 2010 CBA Bonds Road/Street – Road Improvements – Forrest Road Bridge Bull Creek and Forrest Road Bridge Cooper Creek; 0559-800-2160-BARS-7643-82053 & 82054-20100.


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(E) STATE MANDATED SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FEES

It is requested that Council authorize payment to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for state mandated solid waste disposal fees in the amount of $55,105.33. The fee is based on the total amount of solid waste disposed in a year. A total of 74,973.24 tons of solid waste was disposed, at Pine Grove Landfill, between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: Integrated Waste Management Fund - Public Services - Pine Grove Landfill – State Mandated Waste Dump Fees; 0207-260-3560-PGRO-9208.

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(F) REPLACEMENT OF OVERT TACTICAL VESTS FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT

It is requested that Council approve the purchase of twenty-four (24) overt tactical vests from SRT Supply (Saint Petersburg, FL) in the amount $46,423.84. The purchase will be accomplished by cooperative purchase via Federal GSA Contract #GS-07F-0133W

The Police Department is requesting to replace the overt tactical vests worn by members of the SWAT Team of the Police Department. The current vests are outdated according to standards set by The National Institute of Justice, and the vest manufacturers’ warranted level of protection has expired. The SWAT Team members are usually not sent to the scene of a crime unless the situation is extreme. That means these officers are going directly into a dangerous situation and need to be properly protected. For this reason, the SWAT Team uses overt ballistic vests when they go into the field. Overt vests are worn over the clothing. They provide maximum protection against a barrage of weaponry. The overt vests are designed to be a bit heavier than the covert vest provided to Patrol officers for daily wear.

Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: General Fund – Police – Support Staff – Operating Materials; 0101 – 400 - 2200 –STAF -6728.

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(G) STOP STICK FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT

It is requested that Council approve the purchase of fifty (50) Stop Sticks with storage bag from Stop Stick, LTD (Harrison, OH), in the amount of $22,165.50. The purchase will be accomplished by cooperative purchase via Federal GSA Contract #GS-07F-0027K.

The Stop Stick is a tire-deflation device used during high speed pursuits. Vehicle pursuits are among the most hazardous functions performed by law enforcement. These acts can endanger citizens, officers, motorists, and the fleeing suspect and passengers. In an effort to save lives, prevent personal injury, reduce accidents, hazards and property damage, and minimize the potential for civil liability of a vehicle pursuit, the Columbus Police Department will utilize tire deflation devices to slow fleeing vehicles.

The Police Department is requesting the purchase of Stop Stick, a top rated brand of tire deflation device (TDD). TDDs are used to end high-speed automobile pursuits quickly and safely, by not only Georgia State Patrol, but also law enforcement agencies in every state. The Stop Stick brand alone is equipped in over 200,000 police vehicles and has ended more than 21,000 pursuits safely. By ending the pursuits safely, the Department will be able to reduce liability and save lives. TDD’s are engineered to deflate tires without causing a blowout by releasing air at a safe, controlled rate so the vehicle operator can maintain control. There is no debris left on roadways from their deployment.

Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: General Fund – Police – Support Staff – Operating Materials; 0101 – 400 - 2200 –STAF -6728.

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(H) SHOTGUNS AND SIDESADDLE MOUNTS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

It is requested that Council approve the purchase of twenty (20) shotguns and twenty (20) sidesaddle mounts from Craig’s Firearm Supply, Inc., in the amount of $11,447.60. The purchase will be accomplished by cooperative purchase via Georgia Statewide Contract #99999-SPD-ES40199379-0002.

Twenty (20) Patrol vehicles were purchased in FY’17 for the Police Department, but shotguns were not purchased at that time. These shotguns and sidesaddle mounts are needed to be assigned to the Patrol vehicles.

Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: General Fund – Police – Support Staff – Operating Materials; 0101 – 400 - 2200 –STAF -6728.

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(I) TASERS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT

It is requested that Council approve the purchase of fifty (50) Tasers and associated equipment from Axon Enterprise, Inc., (Scottsdale, AZ) in the amount of $71,800.00.

The new Tasers and associated equipment will replace old, damaged equipment and expandable cartridges.

The Tasers and associated equipment will be utilized by the Police Department to provide a weapons option that could prevent the necessity for “deadly force,” thereby possibly preventing serious injury to an officer, or a citizen taken into custody.

Axon Enterprise, Inc., is the manufacturer of the Taser cartridges and associated equipment. Therefore, this purchase is considered an only know source procurement, per the Procurement Ordinance, Section 3-114.

Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: General Fund – Police – Support Staff – Operating Materials; 0101 – 400 - 2200 –STAF -6728.




Emergency Purchase – Information Only

J. EMERGENCY PURCHASE – AUDITING SERVICES (ANNUAL CONTRACT):

On April 25, John Fortenberry, of Albright, Fortenberry and Ninas met with City Officials to inform that his firm would not be able to conduct the City’s FY18 audit. Mr. Fortenberry advised that the decision to rescind their services was due to the recent occurrence of events beyond their control.

On April 25, 2018, the Finance Director informed the City Manager of the situation, and requested approval of an Emergency Purchase to secure a new vendor to provide auditing services, as there is not sufficient time to conduct an RFP before the end of the fiscal year.

Per RFP 13-0021, Mauldin and Jenkins (Macon, GA) was the next highest ranked vendor and has preliminarily agreed to perform the FY18 audit and assume the remainder of the annual contract.

The City Manager approved the emergency purchase on April 25, 2018.

Funding for auditing services are budgeted each fiscal: Funds are budgeted each fiscal year for this ongoing service: General Fund – Finance – Finance Director – Auditing Services, 0101-200-1000-FNCE-6337.


“ITEM A”

A RESOLUTION

NO. _________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF FOUR (4) 16-FT UTILITY DUAL AXLE TRAILERS AT A UNIT PRICE OF $4,686.80, WITH A TOTAL COST OF $18,747.20; AND ONE (1) 20-FT BACKHOE TRAILER AT A UNIT PRICE OF $8,742.80, FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF $27,490.00, FROM CHATTAHOOCHEE TRAILER, LLC (COLUMBUS, GA); AND, THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) TRI-AXLE 55-TON DETACHABLE LOWBOY TRAILER FROM TRUE NORTH LOGISTICS, LLC (PORT HURON, MI), AT A UNIT PRICE OF $72,231.39.

WHEREAS, the equipment was approved in the FY18 Budget and will be used by staff in the Parks and Recreation Department and Public Works staff. These are replacement units.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to purchase four (4) 16-ft utility dual axle trailers at a unit price of $4,686.80, with a total cost of $18,747.20; and one (1) 20-ft backhoe trailer at a unit price of $8,747.20, for a grand total of $27,490.00, from Chattahoochee Trailer, LLC (Columbus, GA); and, the purchase of one (1) tri-axle 55-ton detachable lowboy trailer from True North Logistics, LLC (Port Huron, MI), at a unit price of $72,231.39. Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget as follows:

16-ft utility dual axle trailers ($18,747.20): General Fund – Parks and Recreation – Parks Services – Capital Expend-Over $5,000; 0101-270-2100-PSRV-7722.
20-ft backhoe trailer ($8,742.80): Sewer (Stormwater) Fund – Public Works – Sewer Maintenance – Capital Expend-Over $5,000; 0202-260-3210-SWRM-7761.
Tri-axle 55-ton detachable lowboy trailer ($72,231.39): Paving Fund – Public Works – Repairs and Maintenance – Heavy Trucks; 0203-260-3110-REPR-7723.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _____day of____________________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor
“ITEM B”

A RESOLUTION
NO._________


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT WITH EARTH-SCAPES, INC. (PHENIX CITY, AL) IN THE AMOUNT OF $389,936.00 FOR THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVERWALK REPAIRS AT LIGHT POLES 371 AND 374. THE NECESSARY REPAIRS ARE RELATED TO THE STORM OF DECEMBER 2015. THE CITY WILL BE REIMBURSED BY FEMA.

WHEREAS, the project involves the reconstruction of a failed section of earthen slope between the Riverwalk and the Chattahoochee River. Included in the reconstruction are the removal of the damaged vegetation, asphalt pavement, and any loose soils. Reestablishment of the slope will involve the installation of a type 1 rip rap buttress to support the type 3 rip rap stone to be extended across the face of the damaged slope. Upon completion of the slope repairs, any damaged sections of the Riverwalk will be reconstructed.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to a construction contract with Earth-Scapes, Inc. (Phenix City, AL) in the amount of $389,936.00 for the Chattahoochee Riverwalk Repairs at Light Poles 371 and 374. The necessary repairs are related to the storm of December 2015. The City will be reimbursed by FEMA. Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: Special Projects-Capital Projects Fund – Capital Projects – General Fund Supported Capital Projects – General Construction – Riverwalk FEMA; 0508-660-1000-CPGF-7661-222947-20180.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _________________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor

“ITEM C”


A RESOLUTION
NO.____________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF BUS ROUTE SIGNS AND POLES FROM VULCAN INC. DBA VULCAN SIGNS (FOLEY, AL) FOR THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL CONTRACT VALUE OF $$60,897.00.

WHEREAS, Metra Transit will install and maintain bus route signs and poles along City owned streets within Muscogee County; and,

WHEREAS, the term of contract shall be for two years, with the option to renew for three additional twelve-month periods. Contract renewal will be contingent upon the mutual agreement of the City and the Contractor.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to purchase bus route signs and poles from Vulcan Inc. dba Vulcan Signs (Foley, AL) for the estimated annual contract value of $60,897.00. Funds are budgeted each fiscal year for this ongoing expense: Transportation Fund - Transportation – Federal Transit Administration – Capital Expend – Under $5,000, 0751-610-2400-MFTA-7763.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of ____________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _________ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor

“ITEM D”
A RESOLUTION
NO._______

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF CHANGE ORDER 6 FOR THE FORREST ROAD BRIDGES PROJECT WITH SOUTHEASTERN SITE DEVELOPMENT, INC. (NEWNAN, GA) IN THE AMOUNT OF $173,687.67.

WHEREAS, per Resolution No. 339-13, Council authorized the replacement of Cooper Creek Bridge and Bull Creek Bridge on Forrest Road; and,

WHEREAS, the primary need for Change Order 6 is for additional work required to complete the project, including additional quantities of asphalt and steel piling. The change order also captures all quantity over runs and under runs.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute Change Order 6 for the Forrest Road Bridges project, with Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA), in the amount of $173,687.67. Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: 2010 CBA Bonds Road/Street – Road Improvements – Forrest Road Bridge Bull Creek and Forrest Road Bridge Cooper Creek; 0559-800-2160-BARS-7643-82053 & 82054-20100.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the______ day of ____________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _________ members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor

“ITEM E”

A RESOLUTION
NO. _________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT TO THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR STATE MANDATED SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FEES IN THE AMOUNT OF $55,105.33.

WHEREAS, the fee is based on the total amount of solid waste disposed in a year. A total of 74,973.24 tons of solid waste was disposed, at Pine Grove Landfill, between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to make payment to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for state mandated solid waste disposal fees in the amount of $55,105.33. Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: Integrated Waste Management Fund - Public Services - Pine Grove Landfill – State Mandated Waste Dump Fees; 0207-260-3560-PGRO-9208.

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _____day of____________________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor

“ITEM F”
A RESOLUTION
NO. _________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF TWENTY-FOUR (24) OVERT TACTICAL VESTS FROM SRT SUPPLY (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) IN THE AMOUNT $46,423.84. THE PURCHASE WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY COOPERATIVE PURCHASE VIA FEDERAL GSA CONTRACT #GS-07F-0133W.

WHEREAS, the Police Department is requesting to replace the overt tactical vests worn by members of the SWAT Team of the Police Department. The current vests are outdated according to standards set by The National Institute of Justice, and the vest manufacturers’ warranted level of protection has expired; and,

WHEREAS, the SWAT Team members are usually not sent to the scene of a crime unless the situation is extreme. That means these officers are going directly into a dangerous situation and need to be properly protected. For this reason, the SWAT Team uses overt ballistic vests when they go into the field. Overt vests are worn over the clothing. They provide maximum protection against a barrage of weaponry. The overt vests are designed to be a bit heavier than the covert vest provided to Patrol officers for daily wear.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to purchase twenty-four (24) overt tactical vests from SRT Supply (Saint Petersburg, FL) in the amount $46,423.84. The purchase will be accomplished by cooperative purchase via Federal GSA Contract #GS-07F-0133W. Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: General Fund – Police – Support Staff – Operating Materials; 0101 – 400 - 2200 –STAF -6728.


_________________

Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _____day of____________________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor

“ITEM G”
A RESOLUTION
NO. _________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF FIFTY (50) STOP STICKS WITH STORAGE BAG FROM STOP STICK, LTD (HARRISON, OH), IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,165.50. THE PURCHASE WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY COOPERATIVE PURCHASE VIA FEDERAL GSA CONTRACT #GS-07F-0027K.

WHEREAS, the Stop Stick is a tire-deflation device used during high speed pursuits. Vehicle pursuits are among the most hazardous functions performed by law enforcement. These acts can endanger citizens, officers, motorists, and the fleeing suspect and passengers. In an effort to save lives, prevent personal injury, reduce accidents, hazards and property damage, and minimize the potential for civil liability of a vehicle pursuit, the Columbus Police Department will utilize tire deflation devices to slow fleeing vehicles.

WHEREAS, the Police Department is requesting the purchase of Stop Stick, a top rated brand of tire deflation devices (TDD). TDDs are used to end high-speed automobile pursuits quickly and safely, by not only Georgia State Patrol, but also law enforcement agencies in every state. The Stop Stick brand alone is equipped in over 200,000 police vehicles and has ended more than 21,000 pursuits safely.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to purchase fifty (50) Stop Sticks with storage bag from Stop Stick, LTD (Harrison, OH), in the amount of $22,165.50. The purchase will be accomplished by cooperative purchase via Federal GSA Contract #GS-07F-0027K. Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: General Fund – Police – Support Staff – Operating Materials; 0101 – 400 - 2200 –STAF -6728.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _____day of____________________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______members of said Council.

Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor

“ITEM H”
A RESOLUTION

NO. _________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF TWENTY (20) SHOTGUNS AND TWENTY (20) SIDESADDLE MOUNTS FROM CRAIG’S FIREARM SUPPLY, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,447.60. THE PURCHASE WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY COOPERATIVE PURCHASE VIA GEORGIA STATEWIDE CONTRACT #99999-SPD-ES40199379-0002.

WHEREAS, twenty (20) Patrol vehicles were purchased in FY’17 for the Police Department, but shotguns were not purchased at that time. These shotguns and sidesaddle mounts are needed to be assigned to the Patrol vehicles.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to purchase of twenty (20) shotguns and twenty (20) sidesaddle mounts from Craig’s Firearm Supply, Inc., in the amount of $11,447.60. The purchase will be accomplished by cooperative purchase via Georgia Statewide Contract #99999-SPD-ES40199379-0002. Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: General Fund – Police – Support Staff – Operating Materials; 0101 – 400 - 2200 –STAF -6728.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _____day of____________________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor

“ITEM I”
A RESOLUTION
NO. _________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF FIFTY (50) TASERS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT FROM AXON ENTERPRISE, INC., (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) IN THE AMOUNT OF $71,800.00.

WHEREAS, the new Tasers and associated equipment will replace old, damaged equipment and expandable cartridges; and,

WHEREAS, the Tasers and associated equipment will be utilized by the Police Department to provide a weapons option that could prevent the necessity for “deadly force,” thereby possibly preventing serious injury to an officer, or a citizen taken into custody; and,

WHEREAS, Axon Enterprise, Inc., is the manufacturer of the Taser cartridges and associated equipment. Therefore, this purchase is considered an only know source procurement, per the Procurement Ordinance, Section 3-114.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to purchase fifty (50) Tasers and associated equipment from Axon Enterprise, Inc., (Scottsdale, AZ) in the amount of $71,800.00. Funds are budgeted in the FY18 Budget: General Fund – Police – Support Staff – Operating Materials; 0101 – 400 - 2200 –STAF -6728.


____________________________


Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _____ day of____________________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



_______________________________ ________________________
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor