Agenda Item No.



Washburn University Board of Regents









SUBJECT: Purchase of a Firearms Training Simulator







DESCRIPTION:





The Criminal Justice department teaches a class that involves instruction in the use of firearms. Previously, we have used the city's firing range and equipment. However, that option is no longer available. In order to continue to offer this course, the department needs to purchase a firearm simulator. The University has been awarded a grant to pay $29,388, or 67%, of the total cost of the firearms training system. The university cost is $14,612.





This equipment will allow Criminal Justice to provide state-of-the-art firearm training in a much safer environment since the simulator does not use live ammunition. The system provides multiple simulated scenarios rather than just target practice. The University police will also be able to use the simulator in their training. Bids were requested from four companies with two companies responding with bids. The recommendation is to award the contract to FATS, Inc., the low bidder.







FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:





Perkins Improvement Grant $29,388



University match 14,612



Total $44,000





Funds are available from account number 29800-04-2 for the University match of $14,612.







RECOMMENDATION:





President Farley recommends approval to award a contract to FATS, Inc. for the purchase of a Firearms Training Simulator for the total sum of $44,000.00.











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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President




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