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File #: 22-389    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/11/2022 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action:
Title: RESOLUTION 166-22 APPROVING SPEER AND FEDERAL AMMUNITION AS A CITY STANDARD AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER TO FLORIDA BULLET, INC., AS A SOLE SOURCE FOR THE PURCHASE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AMMUNITION IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $150,000.
Sponsors: Police Department, Purchasing Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Florida Bullet Authorized Letter 011022 (Federal-Speer-CCI LE Ammunition), 3. Simple Legal Review Approval - PD City Standard for Ammo, 4. Res 166-22 - Florida Bullet Inc City Standard Ammunition
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TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Chief Russ Mager, Police Department
THROUGH: Terrence R. Moore, ICMA-CM
DATE: September 19, 2022

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RESOLUTION 166-22 APPROVING SPEER AND FEDERAL AMMUNITION AS A CITY STANDARD AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER TO FLORIDA BULLET, INC., AS A SOLE SOURCE FOR THE PURCHASE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AMMUNITION IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $150,000.

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Recommended Action:
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Motion to approve Resolution 166-22 approving SPEER and Federal Ammunition as City Standard and authorizing the issuance of a Purchase Order to Florida Bullet, Inc., as a sole source for the purchase of law enforcement ammunition in the amount not to exceed $150,000 for FY 2022-2023.

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Background:
Ammunition is a requirement for law enforcement agencies. Standardization of ammunition is very important to maintain consistency for officer training and weapon performance. As such, it is necessary for the Police Department to use only one kind of ammunition for duty use and comparable ammunition for training. When selecting ammunition, factors that are considered include the casing, bullet weight, propellant, toxicity (of airborne fragments subsequent to fire), and bonding.
The SPEER/Federal ammunition was selected through Department testing, research of ballistic results from a study by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the ballistics of the training ammunition is very similar to duty ammunition. Additionally, SPEER/Federal ignition powder comes from a patented Clean-fire primer that contains no lead, barium or antimony. The lead core of the bullets is encased in a seamless metal jacket so powder gases can't burn lead off the bullet base; unlike regular ammunition where the caps can loosen and leak lead.
Florida Bullet is a sole source vendor for SPEER/Federal ammunition and the Delray Beach Police Department has been utilizing the same manufacturer of ammunition for over ten years. This issuance of a purchase order is for ...

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