Meeting Date:           December 19, 2011


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager

                                                For:  Kevin Bowman, Fire Chief


Subject:                      Purchase request 44263 to Physio-Control, Inc. for the purchase of three LifePak 15 monitor/defibrillators and upgrading one LifePak 12 monitor/defibrillator



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends the approval of purchase request 44263 to Physio-Control, Inc. for the total amount of $87,719.47.



Currently the Fire Department has four LifePak 12 Monitor/Defibrillators that are over ten years old and near the end of their functional life.  The department is requesting the purchase of three monitors/defibrillators to replace these older units. One LifePak 12 will be upgraded and used as a backup.  The cost of the LifePak 12 upgrade and total cost will be offset with the trade-in of three existing LifPak 12, trade-in total of $10,500.


Purchasing staff recommend this be approved as a Sole Source purchase to Physio-Controls, Inc. for the reasons detailed here. There are other monitors/defibrillators for responders on the market; however, the Fire Department requests the LifePak 15 be purchased from Physio-Control, Inc. to maintain equipment standardization within the Leesburg Fire Department and maintain continuity with Lake County Fire.  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 identical to the other LifePak 15 monitor/defibrillator the department currently has. 



1.  Approve the purchase request to Physio-Control, Inc. or;

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

The total purchase price of $87,719.47 is available in the account listed.  The department has budgeted $90,000.00 for this purchase and upgrade.



Submission Date and Time:    12/14/2011 7:44 PM____


Department: _Fire Department__________

Prepared by:  _Mike Thornton________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ___X__

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X___                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. ______JB__________                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. _001-2220-522.64-10_


Project No. ___________________


WF No. ______________________


Budget  _____$90,000.00________


Available ____$90,000.00_________