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File #: 19-049    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 1/17/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 2/19/2019 Final action: 2/19/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of a 6-Year Agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for the Purchase of Additional Body Worn Cameras, Conducted Energy Weapons (Known as "Tasers"), Computer Aided Dispatch / Records Management System (CAD/RMS) Integration and Redaction Assistant Software for the Police Department for a Total Amount of $789,899.50; Approval to Waive the Competitive Bidding Requirement to Allow for the Purchase of Standardized Equipment REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the approval of an agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for the purchase of additional body worn cameras, Tasers, CAD/RMS Integration, and redaction assistant software agreement for a total amount of $789,899.50 over the six-year contract period. Also considers waiving the competitive bidding requirement pursuant to Merced Municipal Code section 3.04.210 for purchases necessary for standardization of particular types of equipment. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion waving the competitive bidding requirements as state...
Attachments: 1. Axon Enterprises Quote

Report Prepared by: Jacob Struble, Lieutenant, Police Department

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SUBJECT: Approval of a 6-Year Agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for the Purchase of Additional Body Worn Cameras, Conducted Energy Weapons (Known as "Tasers"), Computer Aided Dispatch / Records Management System (CAD/RMS) Integration and Redaction Assistant Software for the Police Department for a Total Amount of $789,899.50; Approval to Waive the Competitive Bidding Requirement to Allow for the Purchase of Standardized Equipment

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers the approval of an agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for the purchase of additional body worn cameras, Tasers, CAD/RMS Integration, and redaction assistant software agreement for a total amount of $789,899.50 over the six-year contract period. Also considers waiving the competitive bidding requirement pursuant to Merced Municipal Code section 3.04.210 for purchases necessary for standardization of particular types of equipment.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion waving the competitive bidding requirements as stated in Section 3.04.210 of the Merced Municipal Code and approving a 6-year agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for the purchase of additional body worn cameras, Tasers, CAD/RMS integration, redaction software and a 6-year licensing, data storage and service plan in the total amount of $789,899.50.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve as recommended by staff; or
2. Refer back to staff with direction; or
3. Continue to a subsequent meeting; or
4. Take no action

AUTHORITY
Article III of Title 3, Chapter 3.04, of the Merced Municipal Code relating to purchases over Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2018-19 Adopted Budget

DISCUSSION
Currently the City of Merced is in a contract with Taser International for body worn cameras and Tasers. The contract started October 1, 2016 and is for a 5-year term. The contract provides sixty-seven (67) body worn cameras and Tasers. S...

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