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File #: 1398-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/18/2017 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 6/5/2017 Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to modify and renew an existing contract with K. N. S. Services, Inc. (KNS); to authorize the expenditure of $40,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency ($40,000.00).
Attachments: 1. 1398-2017
Explanation

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to modify and renew the existing City contract with K. N. S. Services, Inc. to provide service and maintenance for security systems for the Facilities Management Division.

K. N. S. Services Inc. provides all the hardware, software, technical support, and equipment replacements for security systems for the Facilities Management Division. Currently K.N.S. Services Inc. provides these security services for city facilities such as City Hall, Columbus Public Health, DoT Arlingate Facility, various Recreation Centers, the Jerry Hammond Center, 17th and 25th Avenue Public Service facilities. K.N.S. will also support security system services at the new Michael B. Coleman Governmental Building and is providing security system upgrades at the Municipal Court building to ensure standardization with other City facility systems.

The original contract with KNS was a purchase order in the amount of $20,000.00. Ordinance 1871-2016 in the amount of $168,943.00, was passed by Council on July 25, 2016 to upgrade the security systems at the Municipal Court building. Ordinance 2399-2016 in the amount of $20,000.00, was passed by Council on December 5, 2016 to provide additional hardware, software, technical support, and camera equipment replacements for security systems for the Facilities Management Division. This modification will make the total KNS contracts total $248,943.00.

It should be noted that pursuant to Ordinance No. 0196-2014, the City of Columbus entered into a five year software service and maintenance agreement with K. N .S. Services, Inc. with an effective term that commenced March 1, 2014 and will end February 28, 2019; a five-year commitment, subject to annual approval and authorization by City Council. This ordinance seeks such annual approval.

Emergency action is requested so that the existing contract can be modified and renewed and K.N.S. Services, Inc. can provi...

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