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File #: 200536.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 11/17/2020 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 12/3/2020 Final action: 12/3/2020
Title: Request to Purchase Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Gainesville Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials Team (B) This item requests City Commission approval for the issuance of a purchase order to Thermo Fisher Scientific not to exceed $115,000 for firefighter self-contained breathing apparatus during FY21.
Attachments: 1. 200536_GFR SCBA Quotes_20201203.pdf

Title

Request to Purchase Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Gainesville Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials Team (B)

 

This item requests City Commission approval for the issuance of a purchase order to Thermo Fisher Scientific not to exceed $115,000 for firefighter self-contained breathing apparatus during FY21.

 

Explanation

Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) are necessary for firefighters to operate in dangerous environments for mitigation of hazardous materials incidents.  GFR is scheduled to replace the SCBA units for the Hazardous Materials Team during FY21.  Quotes for 14 SCBA air-paks were received from the two companies authorized in the State of Florida to sell the units required for compatibility with GFR’s air-breathing system; Municipal Emergency Services and Thermo Fisher Scientific.  

 

GFR has selected Thermo Fischer Scientific based on lowest bid and is ready to prepare a purchase order in an amount not to exceed $115,000.

 

Fiscal Note

Capital improvement funds for the purchase are identified in the City’s FY21 Financial and Operating Plan in account 352-820-E120-5220.

 

Recommendation 

The City Commission authorize the City Manager to execute the purchase order not to exceed $115,000 to Thermo Fisher Scientific for self-contained breathing apparatus.

 




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