Agenda Item   

AGENDA STAFF REPORT

 

                                                                                                                        ASR Control  06-002605

 

MEETING DATE:

01/09/07

legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

All Districts

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

District Attorney   (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Lisa Bohan-Johnston  347-8443 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject:  Approval of PA No. N1000008404

 

      ceo Concur

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board

Concur

Approved Agreement to Form

Discussion

 

 

3 Votes Board Majority

 

 

 

    Budgeted: No

Current Year Cost: $875,000

Annual Cost: N/A

 

 

 

    Staffing Impact: No

# of Positions:

Sole Source: Yes

    Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

    Funding Source: Fund 14B

 

    Prior Board Action: Minute Order dated August 22, 2006

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S)

 

Authorize the Purchase Agent, or designee, to execute Price Agreement No. N1000008404 with Forensic Science Service, Ltd. for Forensic Software Licensing and Maintenance, Sample Collection Kits, Sample Analysis, and Data Upload for a one-year period commencing on February 1, 2007 through January 31, 2008 in an amount not to exceed $ 875,000, non-renewable.

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

The Office of the District Attorney requests authorization for the Purchasing Agent or designee to issue and execute sole source Price Agreement No. N1000008404 with Forensic Science Service Ltd. for Forensic Software Licensing and Maintenance, Sample Collection Kits, Sample Analysis, and Data Upload for a one-year period commencing February 1, 2007 through and including January 31, 2008 in an amount not to exceed $875,000 non-renewable.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

The Office of the District Attorney represents the People of the State of California in all criminal and some civil proceedings, serving the courts, the criminal justice system, and the Orange County Grand Jury as well. 

 

DNA analysis has increasingly become a powerful tool in solving crime and preventing criminals from repeat offenses through early identification.  Moreover, law enforcement agencies can use DNA to narrow the scope of potential suspects through DNA profiles.

 

To augment existing DNA processing efforts, the Office requested and by Minute Order dated August 22, 2006, your Honorable Board approved a price agreement with Serological Research Institute for DNA Forensic Analysis.

 

The United Kingdom is the worldwide leader in use of DNA forensic technology in the detection of crime.  The UK has implemented innovative procedures and Forensic Science Services, Ltd. (FSS) is the principle provider of forensic science to the UK criminal justice system.  The Office requests your Honorable Board authorize the issuance and execution of sole source Price Agreement # N1000008404 with Forensic Science Services, Ltd. (FSS) for Forensic Software Licensing and Maintenance, Sample Collections Kits, Sample Analysis and Data Upload to a County of Orange DNA database.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

The costs of this contract will be paid out of the District Attorney's portion of Fund 14B, Public Safety Sales Tax.  The Office will coordinate with the CEO Budget Management Section to include additional appropriations and revenues for this contract in the Quarterly Budget Report to the Board.

 

 

STAFFING IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

ATTACHMENT(S):

 

Price Agreement # N1000008404 with Forensic Science Service Ltd.