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File #: 15-13142    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/3/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 4/13/2020 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 Related Emergency Procurements
Attachments: 1. Resolution for Emergency Procurement
Title
COVID-19 Related Emergency Procurements

Action
Action:
A. Adopt a resolution approving purchase, construction, and repair contracts during the special emergency COVID-19 pandemic, including for response and mitigation efforts; and

B. Authorize the City Manager to exercise the emergency exception under the public bidding laws due to the special emergency COVID-19 pandemic involving the health and safety of the people or their property.

Body
Staff Resource(s):
Phil Reiger, General Services
Kay Elmore, General Services
Greg McDowell, Internal Audit

Explanation
* On March 10, 2020, the Governor of North Carolina issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and subsequently issued a stay-home order to address COVID-19.
* On March 16, 2020, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte declared Joint Proclamation of a State of Emergency and issued a stay-home order due to COVID-19.
* In response to the current COVID-19 emergency, the City of Charlotte has made many expedited purchases that are typically not required in the course of normal business operations.
* Emergency purchases include, but are not limited to, items such as respirators, face masks, goggles, gloves, disinfectant cleaners, thermometers, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) that meet the Centers for Disease Control's infectious disease control specifications. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a health and safety emergency, other necessary equipment, supplies, and services may also be needed.
* Mitigation efforts in response to the current pandemic will continue to be needed over the next several months, with associated emergency purchases likely to be needed.
* North Carolina General Statute 143-129 requires local governments obtain competitive bids before awarding certain types of contracts. G.S. 143-129(e)(2) provides an exception in cases of emergency involving the health and safety of people and their property. Pursuant to the Citywide Procurement Poli...

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