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File #: 21-1323    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/5/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/31/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
Title: Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the purchase of Cellebrite Premium Unlimited Package software license and hardware in the initial estimated amount of $117,000; 2) Find that, in accordance with Section 3.12.160. of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code, due to the unique nature of the property or services required, competitive bidding is precluded; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute a perpetual purchase agreement contingent upon County Counsel and Risk approval. FUNDING: CalMMET Special Revenue Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - Cellebrite Fillable Blue Route, 2. B - Sheriff Cellebrite Agreement, 3. C - Sheriff Cellebrite Sole Source Justification
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Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the purchase of Cellebrite Premium Unlimited Package software license and hardware in the initial estimated amount of $117,000;
2) Find that, in accordance with Section 3.12.160. of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code, due to the unique nature of the property or services required, competitive bidding is precluded; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute a perpetual purchase agreement contingent upon County Counsel and Risk approval.

FUNDING: CalMMET Special Revenue Funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
This item is being brought before the board for the purpose of purchasing the Cellebrite Premium Unlimited Package software license and hardware. The Cellebrite Premium Unlimited Package will allow for EDSO to extract data from cell phones. This software and hardware package unlocks and extracts data from Apple iOS, Samsung Android, and other Android devices.

The Sheriff's Office Investigations Unit presently deploys devices and applications unique and sourced solely from Cellebrite Inc. Research into companies that provide digital forensic solutions have included more than five other vendors. However, Cellebrite was determined to be the sole developer, manufacturer, and support and maintenance provider of the Premium Unlimited Package solution for UFED mobile and smart phones and other devices.

Cellebrite’s solution is the only such known that is compatible with both Droid and iOS (Apple) devices that include forensics extraction, decoding and analysis tools that extracts logical, file system, and physical data. Other mobile devices include smartphones, cell phones, tablets, GPS units, SIM cards, memory cards, drones, and USB devices, including live and deleted data, contacts, phone numbers, call logs, text messages, SMS messages, application data (social network and other) location data, pictures, videos, and voice messages. The Sheriff's Office currently utilizes Cellebr...

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