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File #: 19-6671   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance ratifying a contract with Waukesha-Pearce Industries, LLC in the amount of $170,698.00 for the replacement of power generation equipment at the San Antonio Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Building. Funding is available from the FY 2019 Deferred Maintenance Program as part of the FY 2019 – FY 2024 Capital Improvement Program. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. 61-11928 Waukesha-Pearce Industries, Inc., 2. COE, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-09-12-0697
Related files: 19-5586
DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Ratification of a Contract for the Replacement of Power Generation Equipment at the San Antonio Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Building


SUMMARY:

An ordinance ratifying a contract with Waukesha-Pearce Industries, LLC in the amount of $170,698.00 to replace power generation equipment for the San Antonio Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) building. Funding is available from the FY 2019 Deferred Maintenance Program as part of the FY 2019 - FY 2024 Capital Improvement Program. This contract was procured citing a Public Health and Safety exemption according to the provisions of Texas Statutes Local Government Code 252.022.02.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City of San Antonio's Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Call Center is located on Brooks City Base on the South East side of San Antonio. This building houses the 911 call response and support personnel along with the associated systems utilized to sustain the public safety Emergency 911 support operations. PSAP supports the emergency dispatch services for SAPD and SAFD. The center receives and dispatches information for assistance via radio operations and through the City's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system; to SAPD's and SAFD's first responders based on the 911 call's routing requirements. Additionally, PSAP houses the 911 phone network core and dispatches calls to the surrounding Comal, Guadalupe, and Medina counties.

PSAP relies on four emergency backup generators, two of which are designed to provide emergency power redundancy to the facility. On July 1, 2019, during routine annual preventive maintenance testing and inspection of these generators; one of the four generators experienced a catastrophic engine failure. Initially, the BESD attempted to replace the engine core in the existing generator cage; however the required engine configuration is no longer manufactured. Therefore, ...

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