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File #: 1037-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2017 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 6/5/2017 Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to enter into a contract with Carahsoft Technology Corp. for the purchase of Salesforce software, support, and training services; to authorize the transfer of $30,001.63 from within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $30,001.63 from the General Fund; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of the Columbus City Code; and to declare an emergency. ($30,001.63)
Attachments: 1. ORD1037-2017 2017 Fund 1000 Carasoft Contract, 2. ORD 1037-2017 BidWaiverForm_Salesforce
Explanation
Background: This legislation authorizes the Director of Development to enter into a contract with Carahsoft Technology Corporation for the purchase of Salesforce software, support, and training services. This software is a cloud-hosted platform, most broadly defined as a Customer/Constituent Relationship Management (CRM). It is used to track projects, workflow, events, activity, etc., and provide real time reports across all aspects of the Department.

This contract is for one (1) year to include support, training, and licenses.

Since this was not formally bid, a waiver of the provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329 is required. Salesforce has already been implemented at the State and Regional levels including JobsOhio and Columbus 2020. Moving forward with the purchase of Salesforce instead of looking at other options will save the City additional expenses for the creation, customization, and compatibility software to share data with the State, JobsOhio, and regional partners.

Emergency action is requested in order to expedite the implementation of this software.

FISCAL IMPACT: A transfer of $30,001.63 from the General Fund will provide the funds necessary for the contract expenditure.

Title
To authorize the Director of Development to enter into a contract with Carahsoft Technology Corp. for the purchase of Salesforce software, support, and training services; to authorize the transfer of $30,001.63 from within the General Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $30,001.63 from the General Fund; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of the Columbus City Code; and to declare an emergency. ($30,001.63)

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WHEREAS, the Department of Development desires to contract with Carahsoft Technology Corp. for the purchase of Salesforce software, and continued support and training services; and

WHEREAS, Salesforce has already been implemented at the State and Regional levels including JobsOhio and Columbus 2020. Moving forward with the pur...

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