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File #: 15-19668    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/1/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 2/27/2023 Final action: 2/27/2023
Title: Police Firearm Ammunition


Police Firearm Ammunition




A.                     Approve a unit price contract for the purchase of police firearm ammunition by the sole source exemption,


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Kiesler Police Supply for the purchase of police firearm ammunition for an initial term of three years, and,


C.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for up to two, one-year renewal terms 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

Bradford Koch, Police

Julie Barry, 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 a needed product is available from only one source or supply in the State of North Carolina.

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



§                     Police firearm ammunition is required for law enforcement training and annual firearms qualifications required by the State of North Carolina.

§                     Ammunition is required for the current inventory of firearms, and Kiesler Police Supply is the sole provider of this ammunition in the state of North Carolina.

§                     Annual expenditures are estimated to be $360,000.


Charlotte Business INClusion

This is a sole source contract and is exempt (Part A: Appendix 1.27 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy).


Fiscal Note

Funding:  Police Operating Budget