PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., for the tax-exempt purchase and delivery of Globe G-Xtreme turnout gear (coats, pants, and suspenders) for the fire department during the contract year from June 1, 2008, through May 31, 2009, with the renewal option of 24 additional months, in accordance with city specifications and the vendor’s bid of $63,090.39, net 30, payable as follows:
(a) $10,258.50 from the General Fund 100, Agency 100, Org. 1502, Object 5218;
(b) $27,185.65 from the General Fund 100, Agency 100, Org. 1502, Object 5241;
(c) $25,646.24 from the Capital Equipment Fund 250, Agency 015, Org. 2008, Object 5580, Project No. CE250-E803.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes the purchase of fire department turnout gear - coats, pants, and suspenders - from Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., for $63,090.39, payable from the general and capital equipment funds.
The contract year is June 1, 2008, through May 31, 2009, with a renewal option of 24 additional months.
The city posted a request for bids on the website March 31, 2008, opened bids April 22, and then, presented the bids to an internal committee for review. The committee, which included a cross section of qualified fire department employees, evaluated gear based on fit, thermal protection and the moisture barrier.
Vendors were required to provide third-party verification that their products met or exceeded the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard-1971 (2007 revision) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements for compliance.
The two lowest bidders - Alex Air Apparatus and Metro Fire - were not selected because their gear did not meet city specifications. Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., was selected because Globe G-Xtreme gear was the only acceptable choice based on fit, functionality, and quality of construction.