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February 14, 2019, City Council Regular Meeting
22. Motion to Renew Annual Agreement with ShotSpotter, Inc. for the Gunfire Detection System (Event No. 6892)
Strategic Priority
Good Government

Recommend approval to renew an annual contract with ShotSpotter, Inc. in the estimated amount of $141,750.00.  ShotSpotter is a gunfire detection system used by the Savannah Police Department to aid in crime reduction.  ShotSpotter provides accurate and real-time information regarding gunfire within the coverage area.  The system can identify, record, and locate gunshots and explosive events.  Gunfire information is then relayed to communications and notifies law enforcement with critical awareness.  The ShotSpotter system improves the Savannah Police Department’s response and evidence collection outcomes while also providing an independent, measurable process to calculate gunfire.  The system also includes forensic analysis which can be leveraged during investigations and prosecutions.  This is a sole source contract because ShotSpotter, Inc. is the only vendor that provides this patent-protected technology.

Council approved the original contract on September 18, 2014.  This is the fourth annual renewal of this sole source contract.  The price remains unchanged.

The contract term shall be from February 15, 2019 through February 14, 2020.



Chief Roy Minter, Savannah Police Department
Financial Impact
Estimated $141,750.00 expenditure from the General Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: ShotSpotter Purchasing Summary.pdf
Exhibit 2: ShotSpotter Funding Verification.pdf
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