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File #: 19-0107    Version: 1 Name: FD - Contracts for emergency medical supplies
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 1/28/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action: 2/12/2019
Title: Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. ITB FD18-132 and award contracts to Bound Tree Medical, LLC, of Dublin, OH, and Life-Assist, Inc., of Rancho Cordova, CA, for emergency medical supplies, in an annual aggregate amount of $400,000, with a 10 percent contingency in the amount of $40,000, for a total annual aggregate amount not to exceed $440,000, for a period of two years, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Fire
Attachments: 1. 021219-C-5sr.pdf
Related files: 35161_000, 35160_000
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. ITB FD18-132 and award contracts to Bound Tree Medical, LLC, of Dublin, OH, and Life-Assist, Inc., of Rancho Cordova, CA, for emergency medical supplies, in an annual aggregate amount of $400,000, with a 10 percent contingency in the amount of $40,000, for a total annual aggregate amount not to exceed $440,000, for a period of two years, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into contracts with Bound Tree Medical, LLC, and Life-Assist, Inc., for the purchase of emergency medical supplies by the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD), on an as-needed basis.

The bid was advertised in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on September 8, 2018, and 2,308 potential bidders specializing in safety equipment and supplies were notified of the bid opportunity. Of those bidders, 19 downloaded the bid via the City’s electronic bid system. The bid document was made available from the Purchasing Division, located on the seventh floor of City Hall, and the Division’s website at www.longbeach.gov/purchasing. A bid announcement was also included in the Purchasing Division’s weekly update of Open Bid Opportunities, which is sent to 28 local, minority, and women-owned business groups. Four bids were received on October 4, 2018. Of those four bidders, two were Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs), and none were Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), certified Small Business Enterprises (SBEs), nor Long Beach businesses (Local). Bound Tree Medical, LLC, of Dublin, OH, and Life-Assist, Inc., of Rancho Cordova, CA (WBE), were the lowest responsible bidders.

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