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
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: Background:
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.
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.
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.
1. Council could approve this expenditure as requested.
2. Council could reject this expenditure and provide direction to the City Manager.
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.
SPD Armor Express S.W.A.T. vests.xlsx
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