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File #: O-083-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 2/5/2019 In control: Police Operations Department
On agenda: 2/19/2019 Final action: 2/19/2019
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a five-year agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc.; authorizing the Law Enforcement Trust Fund expenditure of an amount not to exceed $269,720 for the first year and $349,920 from the general fund for each of the remaining four years subject to future appropriations; waiving the competitive bidding requirements of TMC Chapter 187; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review 2/12/2019, 2. Audio: City Council 2/19/2019

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Axon Taser Five Year Agreement

Toledo Police Department

Lt. James Brown (x3203)

Revised

 

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Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a five-year agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc.; authorizing the Law Enforcement Trust Fund expenditure of an amount not to exceed $269,720 for the first year and $349,920 from the general fund for each of the remaining four years subject to future appropriations; waiving the competitive bidding requirements of TMC Chapter 187; and declaring an emergency.

 

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:

This ordinance authorizes the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for a five-year agreement for the Taser 7 (CEW) Conducted Energy Weapon. This contract will enable the department to reliably budget for the total costs related to Tasers. The contract covers the costs of the Taser, holster, batteries, data storage, inventory management, maintenance, cartridges, and training for five years.  There is significant cost savings to the City of Toledo over the life of this agreement. Axon is the sole source manufacturer of Taser products.

 

Summary

NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

 

                     SECTION 1. That the Mayor is authorized to enter into a five-year agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for the Taser 7 Conducted Energy Weapon.  

 

                     SECTION 2. That the amount not to exceed $269,720 is authorized for expenditure from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund Account Code 2090-52000-3T32302STDSLC for year one of this agreement.  That the amount not to exceed $1,399,680 is authorized for expenditure from the General Fund Account Code 1001-52000-3381002STDSTD for the remaining four years of this agreement paid in annual installments of $349,920; subject to future appropriations.

 

SECTION 3.                       That this council finds it in the best interest of the city to waive the competitive bidding requirements of TMC Chapter 187 for the reason that Axon Enterprises Inc. is the sole-source provider for the Taser 7.

 

                     SECTION 4. That the Finance Director is authorized to draw his warrant or warrants against the above referenced Account Codes in payment of the obligation authorized in Section 1 herein, and upon presentation of proper voucher or vouchers.

 

                     SECTION 5.  That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure and shall be in force and effect from and after its passage. The reason for the emergency lies in the fact that it is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, and property and for the further reason that the ordinance must be immediately effective in order to enter into the agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc.to maintain public safety.

 

                     Vote on emergency clause:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

                     Passed:  _________________, as an emergency measure:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________                                              __________________________________

                            Clerk of Council                                                                           President of Council

 

                     

Approved:  _____________________                                          __________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor

 

 

                     I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance passed by Council ________________________.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________

                    Clerk of Council