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File #: 17-1865    Version: 1 Name: 12/18/17 FPB Mobile Tablets
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2017 Final action: 12/18/2017
Enactment date: 12/18/2017 Enactment #: R-17-452
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Fire Prevention Bureau Vehicle Computer Mounting Equipment ($17,207.80), Upgrade Eight (8) Existing Computers to Tablets ($5200.00) and Appropriate Needed Funds ($22,407.80) (Mobile Tablet Equipment) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. FPB Computer Technology Upgrade Cost.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Fire Prevention Bureau Vehicle Computer Mounting Equipment ($17,207.80), Upgrade Eight (8) Existing Computers to Tablets ($5200.00) and Appropriate Needed Funds ($22,407.80) (Mobile Tablet Equipment) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
The attached resolution seeks approval to purchase universal vehicle computing equipment with mobile technology and to upgrade the Ann Arbor Fire Department (AAFD) Fire Prevention Bureau's (FPB) current City assigned computers to mobile tablets through the City's IT Department.

Budget/Fiscal Impact:
First Year Cost: The first year implementation cost of ($22,407.80) would need to be appropriated from General Fund Balance to the FY2018 Fire Unit budget to cover IT computer upgrade costs ($5200.00), vehicle equipment purchased ($13,217.80), and installation costs ($3,990.00). The vehicle equipment cost of $17,207.80 will cover necessary vehicle mounts, keyboards, printers, and wireless equipment ($13,217.80) along with the City's Fleet Service installation costs ($3,990.00).

Subsequent Annual Cost: A reoccurring annual cost of ($4,430.00) would need to be appropriated from General Fund Balance to the Fire Unit budget to cover the costs of equipment maintenance, IT support, and wireless connectivity services in reoccurring fiscal periods starting in FY2019.

The purchased mobile tablets will be utilized in the field with wireless connectivity to the City's server and within each inspector's office-working area using a tablet docking station. This upgraded computer technology equipment will allow the FPB inspection program to implement and provide complete on-site customer service along with eliminating time-consuming duplicative paperwork and reporting tasks.

This purchased equipment will allow AAFD to enhance fire inspector-working environments to improve its Fire Prevention Bureau's (FPB) Fire Safety Inspection Program. The FPB currently completes fire safety inspections annually within bu...

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