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.
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.