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File #: O-533-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 10/29/2019 In control: Fire and Rescue Department
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action: 11/12/2019
Title: Authorizing the mayor to accept bids and award a two-year contract for recruitment consulting services for the Department of Fire and Rescue Operations; authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $59,600 over two years from the General Fund; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review 11/6/2019, 2. Audio: City Council November 12, 2019
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Contract for Minority Recruitment Service
Fire & Rescue Department
Ch. Verdell Franklin (x3515)
(Revised)

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Authorizing the mayor to accept bids and award a two-year contract for recruitment consulting services for the Department of Fire and Rescue Operations; authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $59,600 over two years from the General Fund; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The Toledo Fire & Rescue Department (TFRD) is seeking to improve diversity within its recruitment efforts. It is also the department's desire to increase the number of diverse and capable candidates to complete the recruitment process, and continue to support all recruitment efforts with strategic, effective and measurable marketing strategies and tools.

To assist the Department with this endeavor TFRD wishes to enter into a two-year diversity recruitment agreement with Vince Rocha Productions LLC, DBA VCREATIVE, a Toledo based consulting firm. VCREATIVE is the area's only, minority-owned and operated firm that specializes in effectively communicating to diverse audiences for recruitment intended for public safety organizations. VCREATIVE recently received the Mosaic Diversity Award from the American Advertising Federation for its work with the Toledo Police Department's recruiting campaign.

The fiscal impact of this ordinance is as follows:
- The amount of funds requested: $25,400 for year 2020 and $34,200 for year 2021
- The expenditure budget line item: 537410 Contractual Services
- New revenue generated (operational revenue, grants, if any):
- Revenue budget line item (if any): n/a
- Are funds budgeted in the current fiscal year (yes/no)?: yes
- Is this a capital project (yes/no)? No
- If yes, is it new or existing (new/existing)? N/A
- What section of the City's Strategic Plan does this support:
o Excellence in Basic Services (yes/no): yes
o Quality Community Investment (Livable City, Development) (yes/no): yes
o Workplace Cultur...

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