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File #: 1243-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to establish a purchase order with Brown Enterprise Solutions, LLC utilizing State Master Cloud Service Agreement -- MCSA0016, with a current expiration date of June 30, 2019 with the understanding that the State is intent on extending the agreement through June 30, 2021, for the procurement of various Adobe software application products through a government Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement (ETLA); to authorize the expenditure of $75,439.21 from the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Services Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($75,439.21)
Attachments: 1. 2019 Adobe - Amendment 3 Carahsoft MCSA Brown Enterprise Dealer Add (1), 2. 2019 Adobe - BES Adobe ETLA Quote Data Sheet 5_08_2019a (1), 3. 1243-2019 EXP
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Finance and Management Department, on behalf of the Department of Technology (DoT), to establish a purchase order with Brown Enterprise Solutions, LLC, utilizing State Master Cloud Service Agreement -- MCSA0016, with a current expiration date of June 30, 2019 with the understanding that the State is intent on extending the agreement through June 30, 2021, for the procurement of various Adobe software application products through a government Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement (ETLA). The coverage term period is April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, in the amount of $75,439.21. The purchase of Adobe software application products was most recently authorized through purchase orders PO130360 and PO130361, for the total amount of $49,157.00, for the coverage term period from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more recent emphasis towards digital marketing software. Adobe is best known for its Photoshop image editing software, Acrobat and Acrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF), and Adobe Creative Suite as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe software is used by City departments to improve efficiency and enhance communications.

This company is not debarred according to the Excluded Parties listing of the Federal Government and is not listed in the Auditor of State's database of Findings for Recovery.

FISCAL IMPACT:
During the years 2017 and 2018 the Department of Technology expended $33,229.00 and $49,157.00 respectively for Adobe software application products. The cost associated with this (2019) legislation for Brown Enterprise Solutions, LLC to purchase Adobe software application products is $75,439.21. Funding for this purchase is budgeted and available in the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Service Operating Fu...

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