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File #: 1444-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2019 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Technology to enter into a contract with DevCare Solutions to provide professional staff augmentation services to all aspects of the enterprise data center and computer infrastructure modernization project; to authorize the expenditure of $157,500.00 for this purpose from the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Services Operating Fund. ($157,500.00)
Attachments: 1. RFQ012006 - DevCare Solutions Response, 2. RFQ012006 - Infrastructure PM - award letter, 3. 1444-2019EXP
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Technology to enter into a contract with DevCare Solutions to provide consulting project management procurement services for the Department of Technology (DoT) data center modernization project, for a total of 1,500 hours at a fixed rate of $105.00 per hour. The total cost associated with this ordinance and contract will be $157,500.00. The term of this contract will be for one year from the date of a certified purchase order from the City Auditor’s office.


The City of Columbus, Department of Technology (DoT) is in the process of modernizing its enterprise data center and computer infrastructure. This project, which will take place over several months, involves the upgrade and replacement of key components of the city’s extensive hardware and software infrastructure. To help ensure a successful implementation and seamless transition, the Department of Technology solicited requests for statements of qualification (RFSQ012006) for staff augmentation to assistance with procurement and management process of the above-described project. On April 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., statements were received via the procurement portal. Of the four statements received, DevCare Solutions was the lowest and best respondent at $105 per hour for professional staff augmentation. The respondents were as follows:

DevCare Solutions: $105/hour
TSG Partners: $115/hour
Dedicated Tech Services: $139/hour
RefineM: $150/hour


DevCare Solutions will be involved in all aspects of the data center modernization project, including: strategy and planning; acquisition and deployment; and operational management.


CONTRACT COMPLIANCE
Vendor Name: DevCare Solutions FID/CC #: 20-2761086 Expiration Date: 4/11/2021
DAX Vendor #: 022616


Fiscal Impact: Funds for this service have been identified and are available with the Department of Technology, Information Services Division’s, Information Services operating fund.


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