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File #: ID 23-1612    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/16/2023 Final action: 11/16/2023
Title: Approve the First Amendment to the service contract with Bode Cellmark Forensics, Inc., to increase the contract amount by not to exceed $518,400 to cover the expenses incurred and projected through FY 2024 (Bid File 9616)
Sponsors: Police Department
Attachments: 1. First Amended Bode Cellmark Forensics, Inc. Service Contract, 2. Bode Fresno Service Contract 9616, FE
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL


FROM: PACO BALDERRAMA, Chief of Police
Police Department

BY: MARK SALAZAR, Police Deputy Chief
Investigative Division

SUBJECT
Title
Approve the First Amendment to the service contract with Bode Cellmark Forensics, Inc., to increase the contract amount by not to exceed $518,400 to cover the expenses incurred and projected through FY 2024 (Bid File 9616)

Body
RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends Council approve the First Amendment to the service contract with Bode Cellmark Forensics, Inc. to increase the original contract amount of $203,700 by the amount of $314,700 but not to exceed $518,400 to cover the expenses incurred and projected through FY 2024.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Fresno has been awarded grant funds of $2,186,109 from the U.S. Department of Justice, through the Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance to assist with the follow up investigation of sexual assault cases. The grant period is from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2024. On September 3, 2021, the City released a Request for Proposals (RFP #9616) requesting proposals for a Requirements Contract for Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant 2020 "Testing of Partially Tested Kits". The RFP received two responses and an evaluation committee comprised of Police Department personnel within the Sex Crimes Unit of the Family Justice Bureau and Grants Management Unit unanimously recommended that Bode Cellmark Forensics be awarded the contract not to exceed $203,700. The City of Fresno and Bode Cellmark Forensics, Inc. entered into a service contract on April 18, 2022.

BACKGROUND

While investigating cold cases from 2016 to 2018 with funding from the 2019 SAKI grant, FPD discovered that there were Sexual Assault Kits (SAKs) in our inventory that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) would classify as "partially tested." Of the approximate 2,500 SAKs in our inventory, it is estimated that near...

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