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Sparks City Council Meeting 3/23/2020

Consent Items: 8.2

Title: Consideration and possible approval to purchase 22 vests/armor with rifle rated plates for the Police Department SWAT Team from Armor Express/Reno Uniforms in the amount of $70,179.78.
Petitioner/Presenter: Pete Krall, Chief of Police/Scott Tracy, Deputy Chief of Police
Recommendation: Recommend approval of an expenditure in the amount of $70,179.78 for 22 heavy vests/armor with rifle rated plates from Armor Express
Financial Impact: N/A
Total Costs: $70,179.78
Fund: General Fund    Account: 603445
Program: Patrol - Uniformed Patrol (091344)
Amount: $70,179.78    Budget Status: Budget Exists
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
    
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

The Police Department is requesting authorization to replace all of the SWAT Team's current heavy vests/armor with rifle rated plates as the current vests and plates have reached the end of the 5-year useful lifecycle. The Police Department needs to purchase 22 of these vests with armor and the funds have been included in the current budget.



Background:

The Police Department SWAT Team's previous heavy vests/armor and rifle rated plates were NIJ (National Institute of Justice) certified to an industry standard 5-year lifecycle. Those vests have now expired and need to be replaced. The new vests and rifle plates from Armor Express will also have a 5-year lifecycle and are certified to the NIJ standard.



Analysis:

The Police Department obtained three (3) bids for heavy vests/armor and rifle rated plates. Two (2) of the bids met department requirements and NIJ certification; one (1) bid did not meet department requirements and NIJ certification. 

  • Reno Uniforms Armor Express $70,179.78
  • First Spear/First Tactical $89,474.00
  • Crye Precision - Did not meet NIJ certification standards and did not meet Department requirements.


Alternatives:
1. Council could approve this expenditure as requested.
2. Council could reject this expenditure and provide direction to the City Manager.


Recommended Motion:

I move to approve the purchase of 22 vests/armor with rifle rated plates for the Police Department SWAT Team from Armor Express/Reno Uniforms in the amount of $70,179.78.



Attached Files:
     SPD Armor Express S.W.A.T. vests.xlsx

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