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File #: 6435    Version: 1 Name: Purchase Of Fire Fighter Protective Clothing, Fire Personnel Uniforms, Tools, And Equipment From Casco For The Fire Department Thru An Inter-Local Agreement With Buy-Board In An Amount Not To Exceed $465,000.00
Type: Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/5/2023 Final action: 12/5/2023
Title: Consider Approval Of The Purchase Of Firefighter Protective Clothing, Fire Personnel Uniforms, Tools And Equipment From Casco For The Fire Department Thru An Interlocal Agreement With BuyBoard In An Amount Not To Exceed $465,000.00.

CC MEETING: DECEMBER 5, 2023

 

DATE: November 14, 2023

 

TO: Erin Rinehart, City Manager

 

FROM: Michael Thomson, Fire Chief

                       Marc Guy, Assistant City Manager

 

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Consider Approval Of The Purchase Of Firefighter Protective Clothing, Fire Personnel Uniforms, Tools And Equipment From Casco For The Fire Department Thru An Interlocal Agreement With BuyBoard In An Amount Not To Exceed $465,000.00.

 

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BACKGROUND:

This agenda item is for the purchase of protective clothing, uniforms, tools and equipment worn and used by firefighters during normal duty and emergency operations.  Due to the anticipated replacement of damaged, outdated and end-of-life protective clothing, uniforms, tools and equipment, Carrollton Fire Rescue will surpass the $50,000.00 purchasing threshold during FY 2024.  CFR is seeking Council approval to purchase protective clothing, uniforms, tools and equipment in an amount not to exceed $465,000.00 during FY 2024. 

 

The protective clothing, uniforms, tools and equipment will be purchased through an interlocal agreement with BuyBoard.  Texas law authorizes this process so the City can save the time of developing specifications and avoid the duplication of the competitive bidding process. BuyBoard meets all state of Texas bidding requirements.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

The protective clothing, uniforms, tools and equipment will be purchased with budgeted funds from the Fire Operations cost center.

 

IMPACT ON COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY:

The protective clothing, uniforms, tools and equipment are used during the course of responding to emergency and non-emergency incidents. The protective clothing and uniforms are designed to protect firefighters from thermal and environmental risks during emergency operations, including structure fires, vehicle collisions, rescue operations and any other hazardous situation in which personal protection is required. The tools and equipment are used during multiple types of emergency incidents, including fire suppression, rescue and EMS.

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION/ACTION DESIRED:

Staff recommends City Council approval of the purchase of protective clothing, uniforms, tools, and equipment from Casco in an amount not to exceed $465,000.00.  This purchase will be through an interlocal agreement with BuyBoard.