Meeting Date:           June 22, 2009


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase requisition 41041 to CDW Government, Inc. for the purchase of mobile computer equipment



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of Requisition 40041 to CDW Government, Inc. for $50,411.76 for the purchase of mobile computer equipment for equipping fire department vehicles.



This project is for the purchase of mobile computer equipment under a Florida Department of Health grant previously accepted by the City Commission.  This purchase is funded by a 75/25 grant from the Florida Department of Health previously approved by the Commission to install mobile data terminals in fire apparatus.  This equipment will allow for the downloading of data and maps related to emergency calls.


The equipment being purchased is generally 7 Panasonic Tough Book Laptops and associated hardware for installation in the apparatus and provides communication with dispatch.  Purchase of software to communicate and present information on the mobile terminals has already been ordered from another vendor previously approved by Commission.


On May 20, 2009, the Purchasing Division issued Invitation to Bid (ITB) number 90311 inviting sealed bids from interested suppliers in accordance with the equipment specifications contained in the ITB.


On June 2, 2009, the City received sealed bids from 2 prospective contractors. 


Summary of Bids Received


Mobile Computer Equipment

CDW Government

Vernon Hills, IL


Lake Wales, FL

Items 1 – 4



Items 5 - 17





$39,695.00 (All items not bid)




1.  Approve the purchase from CDW Government, Inc.; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.


Fiscal Impact

The total amount of the grant is $81,000.00.  The City has received grant funding of $60,750.00 from The Florida Department of Health; the City is responsible for the remaining $20,250.  Funding for this purchase is budgeted and available in the account listed below.


Submission Date and Time:    6/17/2009 5:29 PM____


Department:     Fire - Rescue____________ 

Prepared by:    Terry Pollard_________                     

Attachments:         Yes  __X__   No ______

Advertised ___ __ Not Required  _   X___                     

Dates:       _________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No  __X__



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ___JB___


Finance  Dept. _________JB_______                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. 001-1633-513.64-11___


Project No.   EMS002____________


WF No. ______________________


Budget  ____$51,200.00 _________


Available ___$51,200.00 _________