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File #: 19-9201   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/20/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a contract with CNC Technologies, Inc., to install, configure, and maintain a helicopter video downlink system. The initial term is through November 30, 2020, with four optional one year renewals for an estimated total cost of $1,800,000.00. The first year cost is $307,281.00 which will be funded as follows: • $207,785.00 from the 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) federal grant, • $60,121.00 from the 2018 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) federal grant, and • $39,375.00 from the FY 2020 Police General Fund Budget. Funding for subsequent years of this contract is subject to City Council approval of the annual budget and funds. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. 61-12076 CNC Technologies, LLC, 2. Final Bid Tab, 3. Addendum I, 4. Addendum II, 5. Certificate of Exemption, 6. Draft Ordinance
DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Annual Contract for the Installation, Configuration, Maintenance & Support of the Helicopter Video Downlink System for the San Antonio Police Department

SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes a contract with CNC Technologies, Inc. to provide for the installation, configuration and maintenance of a state-of-the-art helicopter video downlink system for an initial term upon Council award through November 30, 2020 with four optional one-year renewals for an estimated total contract value of $1,800,000.00. The first-year cost is $307,281.00 of which $207,785.00 will be funded from the 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) federal grant, $60,121.00 will be funded from 2018 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) federal grant, and $39,375.00 will be funded from the FY 2020 General Fund Budget. Funding for the additional contract capacity and subsequent maintenance and support costs is subject to City Council approval and the annual budgeting process.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Submitted for City Council consideration and action is the offer submitted by CNC Technologies to provide the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) with a ground receive system, diversity antenna receive site and directional downlink system and CNC Live subscription services for up to four helicopters which will replace an outdated downlink system. The CNC helicopter video downlink system is designed to transmit real time color or thermal based video images wirelessly to assist with command and control during critical incidents for law enforcement and fire operations as well as assisting field officers with their daily operations which includes locating suspects and lost individuals or assisting with surveillance. The contract will include a subscription to CNC Live which is a cloud-based service that provides the user the ability to view real-time downlink footage on any internet connecte...

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