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File #: 1603-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/5/2019 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 Technology Site Planners (TechSite) to provide data center alarm monitoring and first responder services; to authorize the expenditure of $54,105.00 from the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Services Operating Fund. ($54,105.00)
Attachments: 1. 1603-2019 EXP, 2. 1603-2019 AwardLetter Infrastructure Monitoring, 3. 1603-2019 RFSQ_Infrastructure Monitoring Revised, 4. 1603-2019 City of Columbus Alarm Monitoring First Responder Services Proposal RFQ .._
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Technology to enter into a contract with Technology Site Planners (TechSite) to provide data center alarm monitoring and first responder services in the amount of $54,105.00 for a (12) twelve month term period beginning September 01, 2019 through August 31, 2020. This agreement is not subject to automatic renewal. However, upon mutual agreement from both parties and approval from appropriate City authorities, the ensuing contract can be extended/renewed for two (2) additional one-year terms. This ordinance will authorize the first year of the contract.
The Department of Technology (DoT), through the utilization of a Request for Statement of Qualification process, received one (1) response to (RFSQ011919) on April 12, 2019 from Technology Site Planners (TechSite) for alarm monitoring and first responder services to the City's data centers critical infrastructure.
These services will be utilized for monitoring and emergency response management of critical data centers infrastructure equipment such as the City’s Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems, heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC/ CRAC units), Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), Power Distribution Units (PDU’s), Generators, etc. The data centers equipment providing power and cooling is a critical infrastructure and failures in any electrical and mechanical components within the data centers can have an adverse impact to all of the city’s IT applications and services provided by the Department of Technology. The alarm monitoring and first responder services will supplement the existing 24x7 operations staff and be proactive in eliminating future equipment failures.
FISCAL IMPACT:
Funds to cover the cost of this service has been identified and are available in the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Services Operating Fund for this purpose.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE:
Vendor Name: Technology Site Planners F.I...

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