Item Coversheet
MEETING DATE:  6/24/2020Public Safety/Vital Services Measure  aq.
TO:Honorable Mayor and City Council
FROM:Randy McKeegan, Finance Director
SUBJECT:Resolution determining that Motorola mobile and portable radios cannot be reasonable obtained through the usual bidding procedures and authorizing the Finance Director to dispense with bidding therefore and purchase radio equipment from Motorola Solutions Inc., not to exceed $44,000.

Staff recommends adoption of Resolution.

On June 10, 2020, the City Council approved the purchase of two light duty Fire rescue vehicles for the Fire Department. This purchase of mobile and portable radios will be issued to Fire Department squads assigned to the new Fire rescue vehicles.

The City Municipal Code allows the City to dispense with bidding when it is determined the equipment can only be reasonably obtained from one vendor because of the necessity to successfully integrate into an existing City project or system. The City’s radio systems are exclusively Motorola, which utilizes certain proprietary tones and codes for access through various parts of the radio systems already in place. Motorola Solutions Inc., the manufacturer direct, offers exclusive discount pricing not available through distributors.

Staff recommends approval of the resolution and approval of the purchase of mobile and portable radios for the Fire Department’s rescue vehicles. Funds are available in the Public Safety and Vital Services Fund (PSVS) to complete this purchase