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File #: 12-0483    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/16/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/15/2012 Final action: 5/15/2012
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with BI, Inc., No. 452-S1211, for rental of electronic and GPS tracking equipment with 24/7 monitoring services; this agreement will not exceed $75,000 for the three year term of May 20, 2012 through May 19, 2015. FUNDING: AB 109 and General Fund.
Attachments: 1. 12-0483.A, 2. 12-0483.B, 3. Executed Agreement 452-S1211
Related files: 17-0801
Title
Probation Department recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Agreement with BI, Inc., No. 452-S1211, for rental of electronic and GPS tracking equipment with 24/7 monitoring services; this agreement will not exceed $75,000 for the three year term of May 20, 2012 through May 19, 2015.

FUNDING: AB 109 and General Fund.

Body
BUDGET SUMMARY: Proposed FY 2012/13
Total Estimated Cost $25,000

Funding
Budgeted $25,000
New Funding $
Savings $
Total Funding Available $25,000
Change To Net County Cost $0.00

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: No fiscal impact or change to Net County Cost as funds for these services are included in the remainder of the the 2011/12 budget and Probation's proposed 2012-13 budget.

Background:
The Probation Department has been continuously operating the electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) since 2006 to provide home detention services as a custody alternative for appropriate low risk offenders. The department has the necessary expertise in this area and has necessary contracts with several vendors (BI, Inc., 3M EM, Inc. and CHI, Inc.) providing electronic and GPS monitoring equipment.

On April 4, 2011 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 109 referred to as 2011 Public Safety Realignment. AB 109 was later modified by AB 117. Both bills taken together create extensive changes to existing law which will reduce the number of offenders incarcerated in state prison and "realigns" these offenders to local entities who are now responsible to manager the specified offenders.

Reason for Recommendation:
BI, Inc. is one of the multiple contracts the Probation Department has in place to provide a variety of EMP services on an as-needed basis to manage the specified...

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