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File #: O-517-21    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: Police Operations Department
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to enter into Independent Contractor agreements with retired Toledo Police Officers for the purpose of conducting Toledo Fire and Rescue employment background investigations for a period of one year; authorizing the General Fund expenditure of an amount not to exceed $650,000 over the term of the agreements; waiving the competitive procurement requirements of TMC Chapter 187; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review 10/5/2021
Label
TFRD Background Investigators
Toledo Police Department
Lt. James Brown (x3203)
Revised

Title
Authorizing the Mayor to enter into Independent Contractor agreements with retired Toledo Police Officers for the purpose of conducting Toledo Fire and Rescue employment background investigations for a period of one year; authorizing the General Fund expenditure of an amount not to exceed $650,000 over the term of the agreements; waiving the competitive procurement requirements of TMC Chapter 187; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The reason for waiving competitive bidding lies in the fact that Toledo Police officers have the required knowledge, skill and certifications to perform these investigations. Private companies do not have the same resources and skills that are common to retired officers. Toledo Fire and Rescue did put out a request for bids on Planet Bids. There were two bidders, one bid $1,700 and the other bid $1,425 per background. The retired Toledo Police Officers are completing each background at $800. Additionally, neither bidder is able to perform investigations to the extent that experienced retired officers are able. This ordinance is for the term of one (1) year, commencing on the 15th day of October 2021 and terminating on the 15th day of October, 2022.

The fiscal impact of this ordinance is as follows:
- The amount of funds requested: $ 650,000
- The expenditure budget line item: 1001-52000-3381002STDSTD. - New revenue generated (operational revenue, grants, if any):
- Revenue budget line item (if any):
- 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)? No.
- 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.
o Workplace Culture & Customer Service (yes/no...

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