On March 28, 2017, (M&C C-28163) the City Council authorized a contract for body-worn cameras, conducted electrical devices, in-car video systems, external data storage and related equipment and services for the Police Department with one one-year option to renew the agreement. The current agreement expires on September 30, 2018 with no remaining options to renew.
The conducted electrical weapons upgrade is part of Axon's Officer Safety Program (OSP). The Police Department currently uses Taser X2 conducted electrical weapons to equip officers and new recruits in the field with a less-than-lethal force option. The upgrade to Taser 7 units are smaller, more efficient, more dependable, have rechargeable batteries, and include a different probe design to maximize performance and improve officer safety. In addition, AE has offered first-year discounts totaling approximately $518,000.00 as part of the upgrade process.
Axon Enterprise, Inc. is the documented sole source for Taser conducted energy devices and accessories.
M/WBE OFFICE - A waiver of the goal for M/WBE subcontracting requirements was requested by the Purchasing Division and approved by the MWBE Office, accordance with the M/WBE or BDE Ordinance, because the MWBE waiver is based on the sole source information provided to the MWBE Office by the Purchasing Division Buyer.
AGREEMENT TERM - Upon City Council's approval, the Agreement will begin October 1, 2018 and end September 30, 2019.
RENEWAL OPTIONS - This Agreement may be renewed for up to three additional one year periods at the City's option at a cost of up to $2,000,000.00 per renewal option year. This action does not require specific City Council approval provided that the City Council has appropriated sufficient funds to satisfy the City's obligations during the renewal term.