Body Armor

The scope of this Invitation to Bid (ITB) is to establish a contract for the purchase, delivery and other inherently related activities for Body Armor.   This specification details the style and quality of concealable body armor intended for the use by male and female members of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.  The body armor shall be worn comfortably while being concealed under a shirt or garment.  All materials will need to be in compliance with the latest industry standards, and other laws and requirements concerning the state of North Carolina.

Animal Veterinary Supplies

Procurement of a variety of medical supplies for Animal Care and Control of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to treat and maintain the health of animals for injuries and illness in their care for court cases, rabies, quarantines, reclaims and adoptions.

Tasers and Related Equipment

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department uses tasers to restrain violent individuals when alternative restraint tactics fail, or are reasonably likely to fail, and/or where it would be unsafe for officers to approach a subject to apply restraints. A taser uses an electrical current to temporarily disrupt voluntary control of muscles causing short-term neuromuscular incapacitation.

Police Interceptor Vehicles

The City’s annual budget includes funding to replace or add vehicles to the City’s fleet based on assessment of vehicles and equipment conducted by Fleet Management to determine replacement needs using a rating of vehicle usage, age, maintenance cost, and condition. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) will add or replace pursuit vehicles, both marked and unmarked, as identified within the City’s capital equipment list.

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

The City requires Company(ies) to perform screening and DNA testing of secondary evidence from sexual assault cases including, but not limited to, clothing and bedding.  Company(ies) shall maintain ISO/IEC17025 accreditation and comply with the 2020 FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.