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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:  6/15/2020

Department of Public Safety

Emergency Medical Services
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 62
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?

For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code
DPS01 2020 $54,477.90 Bound Tree Medical LLC 5000 Tuttle Crossing Blvd. Dublin OH Franklin 43016

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
FED 3GU0 765610 EMS - Federal 2020 $54,477.90 $.00

Thomas J. Stickrath 06/15/2020
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
05/21/2020 W. Fletch Zimpher
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Matthew L Martin Title:  Chief Financial Officer
Phone:  (614) 466 - 4301 Fax:  (614) 644 - 4356 E-Mail:
  The Department of Public Safety (DPS), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) respectfully requests Controlling Board approval for an agency released competitive opportunity in FY20 in the amount of $54,477.90 from Fund 3GUO, ALI 765610 to contract with Bound Tree Medical LLC, 5000 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin, Ohio to purchase 90 Infant Airway Management Trainers.  
  The EMS for Children Program (EMSC) was established to serve the needs of ill and injured children to reduce death and disability. The Program's goal is to provide uninterrupted care for pediatric patients. This is accomplished through State Partnership grants provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Department of Health and Human Services at the Federal level. Grantees (including the Ohio Department of Public Safety) are responsible for implementing the grant's Performance Measures.

This item will help EMS agencies keep their training current in life-saving practices in the emergency care of children. Paramedics are required to obtain 12 hours of pediatric continuing education every three years as part of their certification with the EMS. (Other, lower levels of certification require fewer CE hours for their renewal cycles.) However, these hours can be in any area of pediatric care, can be obtained through distance learning/online courses instead of hands-on training, and are likely not sufficient for paramedics to keep the life-saving skills provided through training with these mannequins current. Given the current resperatory issues often seen with COVID 19 patients, learning and maintaining airway management skills for pediatric patients is an important skill for EMTs of all certification levels.

Our goal in distributing these mannequins is to (1) encourage more frequent training, (2) encourage EMS agencies to collaborate on education in these areas, and (3) to encourage more EMS agencies to assign the role of Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) to their staff, encouraging someone to be the 'pediatric champion' for their agency and to lead their agency to better and more frequent skills practice to benefit the health and well-being of children in their communities.

The EMSC committee has identified infant airway management as a critical need for Ohio EMS providers. To address this need the EMSC committee was able to obtain a supplemental federal grant award to purchase these infant airway management training devices. These devices will be strategically deployed to EMS Agencies across Ohio and used to teach proper infant airway management techniques to EMS personal. Infant airway management is a delicate and precise skill that requires training and these devices will help provide an opportunity for all Ohio EMS personnel to develop and maintain these critical care skills.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DPS0100794
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Request for Quote (RFQ) Signed Quote
Other RTP
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
Bound Tree Medical LLC 2020 $54,477.90 50K08482 04/07/2020 Not Required

Operating Request Required Information
Purchases of Supplies or Equipment - Bound Tree Medical LLC
Controlling Board Request No.: DPS0100794
1. Identify the supply or supplies/equipment and provide the amount of each item.
Supply/Equipment NamePrice per UnitNumber of UnitsAmount
Infant Airway Management Trainers $605.31 90 $54,477.90
Cite the account category,  subobject code, and amount of each item included in this purchase from this vendor.
ObjectSubobjectAmountNon-Exempt Amount
527057 $54,477.90 $54,477.90
Total Amounts $54,477.90 $54,477.90
Selection Process: Was this purchase subject to selection by a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process? Yes
a. Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) for this purchase was issued, how was the RFP/RFQ publicized or advertised? Explain.
DPS was aware of several suppliers that had the infant airway management tools available for sale and directly solicited those suppliers for quotes. In addition, the bid was posted on the DPS website for four days.
b. Number of proposals distributed. 4
c. Number of days in which interested parties had to respond to the RFP or RFQ. 5
d. Number of proposals received. 3
e. For each proposal received provide:  
Name Proposal AmountAddressCityStateCounty
Amerisochi, Inc, $60,390.00 7923 Munson Road Mentor OH Lake
Mercedes Scientific $75,510.00 PO Box 850001 Orlando FL
f. Explain why this vendor was selected.
Tree Bound Medical provided the lowest bid and met our product specifications.
g. Indicate who rated the responses and was involved in the selection of the vendor.
The responses were reviewed by Sourcing Analyst Steve Pontius and Sourcing Supervisor Kevin Kelly.
4. Contractor Procurement Compliance:
a. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy America? Yes
Explain: Yes the supplier has a US presence.
b. Is this vendor in compliance with Buy Ohio? Yes
Explain:Yes the supplier has offices in Columbus, Ohio.