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File #: 21-0422    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/8/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/23/2021 Final action: 3/23/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Procurement and Contracts, recommending the Board authorize the Purchasing Agent to increase Purchase Contract 4839 by $5,000 for a total contract value of $104,999 for the purchase of Taser brand products with Axon Enterprise Inc. of Scottsdale, AZ. in accordance with Purchasing Ordinance 3.12.160, Section B. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Contract 4839

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Chief Administrative Office, Procurement and Contracts, recommending the Board authorize the Purchasing Agent to increase Purchase Contract 4839 by $5,000 for a total contract value of $104,999 for the purchase of Taser brand products with Axon Enterprise Inc. of Scottsdale, AZ. in accordance with Purchasing Ordinance 3.12.160, Section B.

 

FUNDING:  General Fund.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The Sheriff's Office and the Probation Department have been using Taser Products on a sole source basis for several years with annual contract purchases less than $100,000 in accordance with Procurement Policy C-17, 5.9 (b). Axon Enterprise, Inc., previously Taser International is the manufacturer of Taser products. The County's law enforcement agencies have been using this product since 2011. It was determined that there are cost savings related to repairs and warranty by purchasing directly from the manufacturer. Recent purchases by the Probation Department, and the current needs of the Sheriff's Office, create the need for an increase to contract 4839 by $5,000.  This increase exceeds the Purchasing Agent's authority requiring Board approval.

 

 

ALTERNATIVES

If the contract is not increased, the departments will not be able to purchase as needed Taser units and accessories.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

August 23, 2011, Legistar 11-0945, Taser International Terms & Conditions

May 14, 2013, Legistar 13-0481, Taser International sole source

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

Probation Department

Sheriff's Office

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

Approve as recommended

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

No impact to Net County Cost as funding is available within the Sheriff's Office and Probations Departments budget.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

No follow up action needed.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Public Safety

 

CONTACT

Michele Weimer,

Procurement and Contracts Manager