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File #: 21-0563    Version: 1 Name: Breathing Apparatus Airpacks
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/5/2021 In control: Fire Department
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Consider and take action on a resolution authorizing the purchase of 20 replacement Self Contained Breathing Apparatus airpacks with Metro Fire Apparatus through Buy Board contract 603-20 for an amount not to exceed $136,500 (Fire Chief)
Attachments: 1. Data Sheet, 2. Proposed Resolution, 3. HGAC Worksheet MES, 4. Metro Fire Quote, 5. Metro Fire BuyBoard Quote

Title

Consider and take action on a resolution authorizing the purchase of 20 replacement Self Contained Breathing Apparatus airpacks with Metro Fire Apparatus through Buy Board contract 603-20 for an amount not to exceed $136,500 (Fire Chief)

 

Background:

Approval of this resolution will authorize the purchase of 20 replacement Self Contained Breathing Apparatus airpacks.

 

Having safe airpacks for cadets to use to participate in their live-fire requirements are critical to the cadet training program and prevent first response apparatus from being put out of service during the cadet training exercises. The firefighting airpacks assigned to the cadet training program have degraded now to the point that we do not have enough working units to conduct the live fire training required for cadet certification safely.  The addition of 20 new airpacks will help to upgrade some of the first response airpacks and then supply the training program with 20 used but still certifiable units for use in the cadet training program. 

 

The procurement process was difficult for this because it is necessary for the safety of our firefighters to have only the airpacks that they are trained to use. According the the manufacturer, there are only two authorized vendors that can sell the brand of airpack we use in our region, Metro Fire and MES. MetroFire has a BuyBoard contract and MES has an HGAC contract. MES will not offer direct pricing to customers, but quotes were obtained from MetroFire. The Metro Fire Apparatus pricing through Buy Board is the lowest.

 

CONTRACT ORIGINATION: Fire Department

 

Attachments:

1. Data Sheet

2. Proposed Resolution

3. HGAC Worksheet MES

4. Metro Fire Quote

5. Metro Fire BuyBoard Quote

 

                                 

FUNDING

{ X } Funds are available from Account # 2850000-55730 Fire Department Capital Outlay - Equipment                                         

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

{ X } NOT APPLICABLE