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File #: 19-7280   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/14/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a contract with Siddons Martin Emergency Group to provide the San Antonio Fire Department with one Pierce Mobile Command Apparatus for a total cost of $1,860,000.00. Funding in the amount of $1,250,000.00 is available from the 2019 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant, $244,000.00 is available from FY 2019 Police General Fund Budget, and $366,000.00 is available from the FY 2020 Fire Department General Fund Budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. 61-12039 Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, 2. Bid Tab, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-11-14-0952
DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Purchase of a Mobile Command Apparatus


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes acceptance of a contract with Siddons Martin Emergency Group to provide the Fire Department with one Pierce Mobile Command Apparatus for a total cost of $1,860,000.00. Funding is available in the amount of $1,250,000.00 from the 2019 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant. Additionally, funding in the amount of $244,000 is available from FY 2019 Police General Fund equipment balances, and $366,000 is available from the FY 2020 Fire Department General Fund Budget.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Submitted for City Council consideration and action is the offer submitted by Siddons Martin Emergency Group to provide one 2020 Pierce Mobile Command Apparatus for use by the Fire Department for a total cost of $1,860,000.00.

The Fire Department is acquiring a specialized command apparatus for use at significant emergency events as well as large events such as Final Four, Fiesta and New Year's Celebrations. The apparatus will also contain technology used to coordinate the public safety response at these events for the safety and health of the attendees. In addition, this apparatus will be available for local responses to large scale events, emergencies and disasters in the Alamo Area Council of Government (AACOG) and Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) service areas. Also, the outfitting of the mobile command apparatus will be in accordance with state guidelines and can be deployed to assist with state and federal declared disasters such as hurricanes, flooding or civil unrest. This apparatus will be constructed with input from not only the San Antonio Fire Department, but the San Antonio Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety communication team to ensure this apparatus will be a fully functional, operational part of the response team.

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