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File #: 15-056    Version: 1 Name: Purchase of CSR Vehicle for PD - Don Sanderson Ford
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 12/31/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/27/2015 Final action: 1/27/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A LINKING AGREEMENT WITH DON SANDERSON FORD, INC. AND APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A CRIME SCENE RESPONSE VEHICLE FOR THE GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT UTILIZING AN ARIZONA STATE PURCHASING CONTRACT Staff Contact: Debora Black, Police Chief
Attachments: 1. Linking Agreement with Exhibit A
Title
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A LINKING AGREEMENT WITH DON SANDERSON FORD, INC. AND APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A CRIME SCENE RESPONSE VEHICLE FOR THE GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT UTILIZING AN ARIZONA STATE PURCHASING CONTRACT
Staff Contact: Debora Black, Police Chief
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for City Council to authorize the City Manager to enter into a linking agreement with Don Sanderson Ford, Inc. and approve the purchase of a crime scene response vehicle for the Glendale Police Department (GPD) Forensic Unit in an amount not to exceed $40,000. This cooperative purchase is available through an agreement between the State of Arizona and Don Sanderson Ford, Inc. (Contract No. ADSPO14-063240) and is effective through January 14, 2016. Council approval is required because the city has already exceeded the $50,000 expenditure authority limit with Don Sanderson Ford, Inc. through a previous purchase.
Background

Requests for GPD Forensic Unit Technicians occur around the clock every day; averaging six to seven per week or more than 350 times a year. The GPD Forensic Unit currently only has one modern up-to-date van properly equipped for a response to major crime scenes. In the past five years significant changes have taken place in the field of forensics. The equipment, tools, and crime scene processing methods have become increasingly complex. As new techniques are developed and accepted by the courts, police departments must carry more technical equipment and supplies for crime scene processing.

Crime scene response vehicles must be able to safely transport personnel, evidence collection equipment and materials, bio-hazard and safety products, as well as sensitive forensic equipment to crime scenes. In addition, vehicles must be constructed in such a way as to protect the integrity of the evidence from environmental concerns, maintain security of the chain-of-custody, and prevent cross-contamina...

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