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File #: O-249-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 5/9/2022 In control: Police Operations Department
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $100,967.57 from the Operations Grants Fund and an amount not to exceed $1,506.82 from the General Fund for the purchase of an Agilent Technologies gas chromatograph mass spectrometer; waiving the competitive bid requirements of Chapter 187 of the Toledo Municipal Code; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Sole Source Justification
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Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer
Toledo Police Department
Lt. James Brown (x3203)
Revised

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Authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $100,967.57 from the Operations Grants Fund and an amount not to exceed $1,506.82 from the General Fund for the purchase of an Agilent Technologies gas chromatograph mass spectrometer; waiving the competitive bid requirements of Chapter 187 of the Toledo Municipal Code; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
This Ordinance authorizes waiving the competitive bid process for the purchase of an Agilent Technologies gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC/MS). The Forensic Lab will use this device to process drug cases and reduce case backlogs. Funds for this purchase have been previously appropriated under separate legislation. The funds are provided by BJA grant 2021-JG-LE-1000 (ord. 184-22) $71,560.02, Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement grant 2020-PC-NFS-7816 (ord. 148-21) $29,407.55, and General Fund $1,506.82. The total expenditure for the purchase of the Agilent gas chromatograph mass spectrometer is $102,474.39.

The forensic lab has been using an Agilent GC/MS for over 18 years and all personnel are trained in its use. In addition every accredited laboratory in the State of Ohio uses Agilent GC/MS instruments. Agilent GC/MS was specifically designed for Forensic Toxicology and this is the only available mass spectrometer with technologies that provide greater spectral integrity by eliminating surface activity reactions. For these reasons, the competitive bidding requirements of Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 187 are requested to be waived.

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 contract with Agilent Technologies for the purchase of an Agilent Technologies gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, upon terms and conditions acceptable to the Director of Police and the Director o...

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