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16343M M = = M M ORDINANCE NO. 16,343. AN ORDINANCE DISPENSING WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE HEISCHKAN COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE OF SIMULATION EQUIPMENT FOR RADIO AND TELEPHONE SIMULATION -BASED TRAINING FOR DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES /OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. 30 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors may dispense with the requirement of competitive bidding in exceptional situations where such procedure is not feasible; and WHEREAS, simulation training is a necessary part of skill building prior to a student moving on to the "real thing"; and WHEREAS, the E9 -1 -1 simulators and radio simulators provide realistic situations that is so important in simulation based training; and WHEREAS, the City of Little Rock through its Office of Emergency Services is moving into communications simulation; and WHEREAS, The Heischman Company is the sole source of manufacturing simulation equipment. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1: The Board of Directors of the City of Little finds that competitive bidding should be dispensed with for the purchase of simulation equipment as an exceptional situation exists and competitive bidding is not feasible. SECTION 2: The City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with The Heischman Company in an amount not to 2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 0 0 al exceed $16,679.55 for the purchase of simulation equipment for radio and telephone simulation -based training for the Department of General Services /Office of Emergency Services. PASSED: January 19, 1993 ATTEST: N• APPROVED AS TO FOR14: APPROVED: JI d� MA R PURCHASING FACT SHEET M BID NO: N/A DATE OPENED: N/A DEPARTMENT: General Services - Office of Emergency Services DESCRIPTION: Simulation Training Systems for Radio and Telephone Training FUNDING: Emergency 911 Bond Trustee's Project Fund ACCOUNT NUMBER: N/A - Must Be Requisitioned APPROPRIATION OR TRANSFER REQUIRED: None ACCOUNT AVAILABILITY: $334,740.69 AMOUNT OF PURCHASE: 916,679.55 SUGGESTED AWARDEE: Heischman Company Umatilla, F1. RECOMMENDATION AND DISCUSSION: It is recommended that an "Only Source" procurement of this equipment be allowed. This has been verified by the Association of Public Safety Communication Officers (APCO) organization. APCO is an independent national organization that conducts conferences, seminars and training for its members (cities, states and federal entities) and to their knowledge this is the only source for this equipment 32 � � ■� w � 11111 w � ■w � �■ w i11� iw FGA The 8eeia It. Dufi`q Director 2040 6outh awood Avcnue SouW Daytona. Fforfda 5211 &8437 �I�1��Ilf�t�i�(� 9�0 December 9, 1993 Ron Gatewood City of Little Rock Office of Emergency Services 920 West Markham Little Rock, AR 72201 Dear Ron; As you know, simulation training is a necessary part of skill building prior to a student moving on to the `real thing." The fact that the City of Little Rock is moving into communications simulation is very impressive. We only know of one company that is manufacturing simulation equipment that can meet your needs. That company, the Heischman Company, produces E9 -1 -1 simulators and radio simulators that do a good job in providing the realistic situation that is so important in simulation -based training. I know of no other manufacturer making similar equipment. If you have any-questions, please feel free to call. Yours, Kevin R. Duffy 1 n .. nesaoasa� . 8eeia It. Dufi`q Director 2040 6outh awood Avcnue SouW Daytona. Fforfda 5211 &8437 �I�1��Ilf�t�i�(� 9�0 December 9, 1993 Ron Gatewood City of Little Rock Office of Emergency Services 920 West Markham Little Rock, AR 72201 Dear Ron; As you know, simulation training is a necessary part of skill building prior to a student moving on to the `real thing." The fact that the City of Little Rock is moving into communications simulation is very impressive. We only know of one company that is manufacturing simulation equipment that can meet your needs. That company, the Heischman Company, produces E9 -1 -1 simulators and radio simulators that do a good job in providing the realistic situation that is so important in simulation -based training. I know of no other manufacturer making similar equipment. If you have any-questions, please feel free to call. Yours, Kevin R. Duffy