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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
OPERATING REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  12/4/2017

Attorney General's Office

Waiver of Competitive Selection  (Revised Code Section 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (Revised Code Section 127.162)
Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Operating Transfer Request  (Revised Code Section 127.14)
      Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
HB 49
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?

For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code
AGO01 2018 $140,490.00 Optimum Technology Inc. 100 East Campus View Blvd, Suite 380 Columbus OH Franklin 43235

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
FED 3E50 055638 ATTORNEY GENRL PASS-THRGH FND 2018 $140,490.00 $.00

Mike DeWine 12/04/2017
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
11/09/2017 Christine Morrison
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Christina Frass Title:  Chief Financial Officer
Phone:  (614) 728 - 9335 Fax:  (866) 818 - 6153 E-Mail:
  The Attorney General's Office respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to waive competitive selection in the amount of $140,490.00 from Fund 3E50, ALI 055638 (Attorney General Pass-Through Funds) to contract with Optimum Technology Inc. of Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County) to develop enhancements to the Web Records Management System module of the Attorney General's Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) to collect and report use of force data.  
  On June 3, 2015, the Criminal Justice Information Services Advisory Policy Board of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recommended the FBI develop new data collection on fatal and nonfatal officer-involved shootings. Later that year, representatives from major law enforcement organizations met and proposed an expansion to the FBI's efforts to include use of force data collection and on February 9, 2016, the FBI director signed the recommendations of the Advisory Policy Board. Since then, the National Use-of-Force Collection Task Force, comprised of law enforcement leaders from across the United States, convened for a series of meetings to discuss use of force data collection details.      

The FBI utilizes the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to collect incident-based data. The Federal NIBRS requirements were developed not only as a reporting standard, but also as a model from which state uniform crime reporting programs could work to develop their own incident-based reporting systems. In 2017, the Office of Criminal Justice Services as well as the Ohio Department of Public Safety established data collection guidelines for reporting use of force incidents though Ohio's Incident-Based Reporting program using the FBI's national use of force data collection program as the foundation. As a result, several record management systems (RMS) across the Ohio including the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) will need technical upgrades in order to collect the use of force data. To fund these upgrades, the Office of Criminal Justice Services received a federal grant from the Department of Justice and determined the Ohio Attorney General's Office to be best suited to administer the Use of Force Software Update funds for OHLEG RMS users. Updating the RMS utilized in OHLEG will allow 239 Ohio law enforcement agencies the ability to electrically report applicable use of force data.

This contract will be 100% funded via a federal grant.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: AGO0100529
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Contract Optimum Tech Contract
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
Optimum Technology Inc. 2018 $140,490.00

Operating Request Required Information
New Contract - Optimum Technology Inc.
Controlling Board Request No.: AGO0100529
1. Selection Process: Was this contract subject to selection by a Request for Proposal (RFP),
Request for Qualification (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI) process? No
Explain why this contract was not subject to an RFP, RFQ or RFI process
Optimum Technology Inc. has a state term contract with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services and is the current maintenance supplier for the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway Search Engine as well as the Records Management System (RMS) suite of applications. Since Optimum Technology Inc. is the current supplier, OCJS selected them to provide enhancements to the RMS module in an effort to meet the new Department of Justice Use of Force data collection specifications.
2. Provide the following selected contractor information:
Optimum Technology Inc.
100 East Campus View Blvd, Suite 380
Columbus,   OH  43235
County: Franklin
3. Contractor's location from which all or most of the contract work will be performed, if different from the
location of principal place of business. (For institutional agencies, cite the location of the institution,
including the city and county, where services are to be performed.)

4. Institutional agencies only: Is the contractor currently performing services at the institution listed above?
5. Specify the deliverables of this contract or describe the scope of service(s) to be performed by this contractor.
Deliverables for this contract include: Requirements Definition, Adding the OHLEG RMS Module for Use of Force, Modify Validation Rules Engine, Completion of Quality Assurance and Project Management Tasks, Deliverable of User Acceptance Testing Scripts, Pre-Production and Production Deployment Guides, and Annual Software Maintenance and Support.
6. Cite the account category of expense being used for this purchase of service(s).
Account CategorySubobjectAmountNon-Exempt Amount
510 $122,490.00 $122,490.00
520 $18,000.00 $18,000.00

Total Amounts $140,490.00 $140,490.00
Duration of this contract (beginning and ending dates) within the fiscal biennium.
Beginning Date Ending Date
12/04/2017 06/30/2018
8. Is the contractor already performing work under this contract? No
9. Identify all state contracts which the selected contractor has had approved by the Controlling Board
since the beginning of the last fiscal year through this fiscal year to date. Also include contracts approved
for this agency or institutions of higher education.
a. Total number of contracts. 0
b. For each contract list the state agency and the contract amount.
AgencyContract/Agreement AmountFY
10. Contractor Procurement Compliance:
a. Is this contractor in compliance with Buy America? Yes
  Explain: Optimum Technology Inc. is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
b. Is this contractor in compliance with Buy Ohio? Yes
Explain: Optimum Technology Inc. is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Provide the following employee information: Nationwide Ohio
Total Number of Employees 27    27   
Percentage of Women 63% 63%
Percentage of Minorities 51.9% 51.9%
12. What percent of the work will be done by subcontractors?  0
  If more than 50%, provide the same information for each subcontractor as requested in number 11 above for the contractor.
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
13.  Provide all subsequent renewal schedules (beginning and ending dates) and amounts associated with this contract.

A contract renewal is the exercise of an option to enter into a subsequent contract with a vendor in accordance with renewal provisions specified in a preceding contract.
Beginning DateEnding DateTotal Lease Amount
Explain contract provisions.  No contract renewals are anticipated at this time.