Staff recommends approval of purchase request 43976 to Physio-Control, Inc. in the amount of $28,716.40 for a LifePak 15 defibrillator/monitor for use at the Fire Department.
Currently, the Fire Department has four LifePak 12 defibrillator/monitor units that are over ten (10) years old and near the end of their functional life. The department is requesting the purchase of a new defibrillator/monitor to replace one of the older units.
On July 25, 2011, the City Commission approved accepting a Florida Department of Health grant to fund a portion of the purchase price of a LifePak 15 defibrillator/monitor. The Fire Department is now seeking approval of the purchase of the defibrillator/monitor from Physio-Control, Inc.
There are other defibrillator/monitors for responders on the market, however the Fire Department requests the LifePak 15 be purchased from Physio-Control, Inc. to maintain equipment standardization. Purchase of the LifePak 15 will provide familiarity among the firefighters that use this equipment. While the LifePak 15 is a newer model than the LifePak 12 currently used, the controls, layout, and functionality will be similar to the remaining 3 LifePak 12 defibrillators/monitors.
1. Approve the purchase request to Physio-Control, Inc. or;
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funding for this purchase comes from a 75/25 grant from the Florida Department of Health. The grant will pay for 75% or $21,537.30 with the City funding the remaining 25% or $7,179.10. A budget adjustment has been processed to provide the City funding for this purchase.
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