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File #: 20-037    Version: 1
Type: Award of bid, rfp, etc. Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/7/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action:
Title: Approve the award of Sole Source Procurement 20-044, Bearcat Armored Rescue Vehicle, to Lenco for an amount not to exceed $320,000
Attachments: 1. Sole Source Letter
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Approve the award of Sole Source Procurement 20-044, Bearcat Armored Rescue Vehicle, to Lenco for an amount not to exceed $320,000
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DEPARTMENT: Police Department

SUBMITTED BY: Robert Marshall

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
N/A

BACKGROUND:
The Police Department's Special Response Team (SRT) currently uses an armored rescue vehicle that is owned by the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm Systems (ILEAS) group. ILEAS is a state agency that was created to meet the needs of local law enforcement throughout the State of Illinois in matters of mutual aid, emergency response and the combining of resources for public safety and terrorism prevention and response.

The current armored rescue vehicle supplied by ILEAS is now 16 years old and is having issues that a vehicle of this age encounters. Additionally, there are no plans for ILEAS to replace this vehicle in the near future or pay for the on-going maintenance it will require. Thus, the City would be responsible for the upcoming maintenance costs associated with the current vehicle.

The Bearcat is an armored rescue vehicle that gives the Police Department's SRT a great range of operational capabilities. It is ideally suited for use in rescuing victims in active incidents and is also used to provide protection when moving SRT personnel into or evacuating individuals from danger areas. This vehicle is often used to place the team and its equipment near critical incident locations to provide as many tactical options as close to the incident as possible while limiting exposure and preserving safety for all parties involved. Furthermore, Bearcats are some of the few vehicles heavy enough to weather natural disasters and have been deployed repeatedly in rescue missions during severe weather-related incidents.

DISCUSSION:
This sole source is requested for a one-time purchase of the Bearcat Armored Rescue Vehicle. Based on the age of the ILEAS vehicle and the decommi...

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