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File #: 3334-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/20/2018 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Technology (DoT) to enter into contract with Cadenza, LLC for the purchase of a new Datacenter Network solution; to authorize the expenditure of $1,531,033.72 from the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Services Capital Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,531,033.72)
Attachments: 1. RFQ010007 Cadenza LLC Award Letter 2018, 2. Ord. No. 3334-2018 Network Refresh - methodology and processes, 3. NGFW PS - Training SOW, 4. 3334-2018 EXP, 5. CoC Cadenza DC RFP Response - Single File 11-14-18, 6. DC Network Refresh RFP Cost Proposal
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
This legislation will authorize the Director of the Department of Technology (DoT) to enter into contract with Cadenza, LLC for the purchase of a new Datacenter Network solution, in the amount of $1,531,033.72 (which consists of the following: software - $383,525.40, hardware - $578,960.20, software/hardware maintenance and support - $287,278.12, training - $19,800.00 and professional services - $261,470.00). The contract coverage term period for the project is one (1) year from the date of a purchase order certified/confirmed by the Columbus City Auditor's Office. The coverage term period for the software/hardware maintenance and support services starts one (1) year from the project "go-live date" which is not known at this time. The intended use of the requested funding is to design, procure, implement, and support the City's core Data center networking platform. The platform consists of a number of hardware, software, licenses and professional implementation services necessary to replace the City’s core Data center network equipment, implement technologies to adopt a software defined networking (SDN) platform, professional services for implementation of the platform, and software maintenance for the first year of a five (5) year term. The SDN will be developed under the auspices of the Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) section of the DoT. The I&O section's mission is to enable and encourage City departments to provide a centralized modern Data center and network fabric that can support Hyper converged Infrastructure (HCI), Internet of things (IoT) Machine Network, and Smart City Initiatives throughout the City.
On August 31, 2018 at 11:00am the Department of Technology (DoT), through the utilization of a Request for Proposal process, received four (4) bids in response to RFQ010007 for the purchase of Core Network Hardware and Software. After review of the four (4) bid proposals received, the recommendation is that the award be made t...

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