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File #: 1859-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/5/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to renew a Universal Term Contract for the option to purchase Itron Software, Maintenance and Equipment with Itron, Inc.; 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 obtain Itron Software, Maintenance and Equipment with Itron, Inc. This contract provides for Software, Maintenance and Equipment used with the Division of Water Meter Reading activities.

The contract, FL003623 was established in accordance with the Sole Source Provisions of Columbus City Code and authorized under Ordinance Number 0739-2007 and will expire September 30, 2020. The contract was most recently modified under authority of Ordinance 1995-2017 passed July 31, 2017 to extend the contract and add 4 additional 1 year extension options. The Division of Water is currently continuing its' Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI) system planning efforts. Until a system is procured and implemented, the City must continue its' Itron meter reading system to efficiently and effectively collect customer water consumption information in order to maintain accurate and timely billing. This will be the forth year of those 4 year options. The new contract expiration date will be September 30, 2021.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: The Finance and Management Department respectfully requests this legislation be considered an emergency measure to insure there is no interruption of goods/services provided, as the current contract will expire September 31, 2020.

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required to renew the option contract. The Department of Public Utilities 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 Itron Software, Maintenance and Equipment with Itron, Inc.; and to declare an emergency.

Body

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Office entered into a Universal Term Contract for Itron Software, Maintenance and Equipment for use by the Division of Water; and

WHEREAS, this contra...

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