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File #: 15-16762    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/1/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 12/13/2021 Final action: 12/13/2021
Title: Police Low-Velocity De-escalation Delivery Systems


Police Low-Velocity De-escalation Delivery Systems




A.                     Approve the purchase of low-velocity de-escalation delivery systems by the sole source exemption,


B.                     Approve a contract with Lawmen’s Distribution, LLC for the purchase of low-velocity de-escalation delivery systems for the term of one year, and


C.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for up to two, one-year terms with possible price adjustments and to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Johnny Jennings, Police

Julie Barry, Police

Steven Winterhalter, Police


Sole Source Exemption

§                     NC General Statute Section 143-129(e)(6) provides that formal bidding requirements do not apply when:

-                     Performance or price competition are not available;

-                     A needed product is available from only one source or supply; or

-                     Standardization or compatibility is the overriding consideration.

§                     Sole sourcing is necessary for this contract because the needed product is only available through one distributor in North Carolina.

§                     City Council approval is required for any purchases made under the sole source exception.



§                     These low-velocity, de-escalation delivery systems discharge projectiles that can be used by Police in high-risk situations to preserve life.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $55,000.


Charlotte Business INClusion

This is a sole source contract and is exempt (Part A, Appendix 1, Section27 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy).


Fiscal Note

Funding:  Police Operating Budget