City asks for bids on equipment needed for Republican National Convention

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland is asking for bids on supplies and equipment needed to prepare for the Republican National Convention.

The city wants to have the bids in hand within the next week.

Items the city needs to purchase include: breast plates, bridles, reins, flexible handcuffs, horse supplies like hay and shavings, night vision mount, parking meter bags, rain poncho and safety equipment.

The RNC comes to Cleveland July 18-July 21 with many of the main events taking place at Quicken Loans Arena.

Late last month, Cleveland police union president Steve Loomis voiced concerns that the city only recently started buying security equipment to prepare for the RNC.

Safety Director Michael McGrath, however, said security plans are “right where we want to be at this time.”

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