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File #: 3242-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/14/2018 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize City Council to enter into a contract with Granicus, Inc. (formerly Daystar Computer Systems, Inc.), for the support and maintenance of Legistar, the City's electronic system for creating and submitting legislation, in accordance with the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $36,811.29 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($36,811.29)
Attachments: 1. Granicus ordinance sole source form, 2. Ord 3242-2018 Legislation Template
Explanation

This legislation authorizes City Council to enter into a contract with Granicus, Inc. (formerly Daystar Computer Systems, Inc.), for the continued support and maintenance of Legistar, the City's electronic system for creating and submitting legislation. The system is now accessible from anywhere on the internet, enhancing City Council's efforts for transparency and efficiency in government. Given that Granicus, Inc. is the only party capable of providing support and maintenance of Legistar, this contract will be entered into under the sole source provisions of Chapter 329 of Columbus City Codes.

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid an interruption in the city's legislative process on behalf of all city departments seeking Council action.

FISCAL IMPACT: The funding for this contract is fully budgeted within the 2018 operating budget.

Title

To authorize City Council to enter into a contract with Granicus, Inc. (formerly Daystar Computer Systems, Inc.), for the support and maintenance of Legistar, the City's electronic system for creating and submitting legislation, in accordance with the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $36,811.29 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($36,811.29)

Body

WHEREAS, the duties of the City Clerk include responsibility for receiving, processing and maintaining all legislation submitted to the office for consideration by City Council; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to enter into this contract with Granicus, Inc. (formerly Daystar Computer Systems, Inc.) for the support and maintenance of Legistar, the City's established electronic system for creating and submitting legislation, creating and maintaining Council Agendas and Journals, recording Council votes, and assisting in the production of the City Bulletin; and

WHEREAS, entering into the said contract with Granicus, Inc. will allow the City to continue to receive additional enhancements and...

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