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File #: 0446-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/9/2020 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 2/24/2020 Final action: 2/27/2020
Title: To authorize the City Treasurer to renew its contract for city wide e-payment services with First Data Government Solutions; to authorize the expenditure of up to $217,000.00 from various funds within the City; and to declare an emergency. ($217,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0446-2020 First Data.pdf

On March 2, 2015 a request for proposal SA005789 for city wide e-payments services was issued by the Columbus City Treasurer's Office. One hundred thirty nine vendors were contacted electronically. Proposals were received from three (3) bidders and subsequently reviewed by the Columbus Depository Commission, which recommended, subject to the approval of City Council, the award of e-payment services on January 25, 2016 to First Data Government Solutions. The contract is for a period of ten (10) years beginning March 2, 2016 through March 1, 2026 subject to annual appropriations and approval of contracts by the Columbus City Council.

The contract for the first year of e-payment services was authorized by Columbus City Council by passage of ordinance 0301-2016 on February 22, 2016. City Council also authorized modifications to the contract with First Data on July 11, 2016 (ordinance 1727-2016) to add the Division of Fire and on November 21, 2016 (ordinance 2822-2016) to add the Department of Public Service. The contract for the second year of e-payment services was authorized by Columbus City Council with the passage of ordinance 0276-2017 on February 27, 2017.

City Council authorized the modification of the First Data contract to add funding on behalf of the Department of Public Service and to enable the City Treasurer’s Office to take e-payments on behalf of other city divisions with passage of ordinance 1455-2017 on June 12, 2017. On September 18, 2017 City Council passed ordinance 2310-2017 authorizing the modification of the First Data contract to add funds for the departments of Public Safety, Fire Division, Building and Zoning Services, and Public Utilities. Ordinance 2863-2017 passed on November 20, 2017 provided additional funding to the Department of Public Utilities. City Council authorized the modification and extension of the third year of the First Data contract for the period March 2, 2018 through March 1, 2019 with p...

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