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File #: 1775-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2020 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to renew a Universal Term Contract for the option to purchase Long Distance Communications Services with AT & T; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to renew an existing Universal Term Contract (UTC) for the option to purchase Long Distance Communications Services with AT&T. All City agencies are users of Long Distance Communications Services.

The contract was established without soliciting competitive bids in accordance with the relevant provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329 relating to competitive bidding. The contract was authorized under Ordinance Number 1593-2019 and will expire August 4, 2020. In accordance with the contract, the City and AT & T can renew the contract for two additional one year terms subject to mutual agreement and approval of proper City Authorities. The new contract expiration date will be August 30, 2021.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: The Finance and Management Department respectfully requests this legislation be considered an emergency measure as the current contract expires on August 4, 2020.

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required to renew the option contract. The City Agencies utilizing the contract must set aside their own funding for their estimated expenditures.

Title

To authorize the Finance and Management Director to renew a Universal Term Contract for the option to purchase Long Distance Communications Services with AT & T; and to declare an emergency.


Body

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Office entered into a Universal Term Contract for Long Distance Communications Services for use citywide; and

WHEREAS, per Ordinance No. 1593-2019, competitive bidding was waived to enter into contract with AT&T in accordance with the relevant provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the contract, the City and AT & T can renew the contract for two additional one year period, subject to mutual agreement and approval of proper City authorities; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation citywide in that it is necessary to authorize...

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