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File #: 0668-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/9/2021 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 4/5/2021 Final action: 4/9/2021
Title: To authorize the Directors of the Department of Technology and the Department of Public Utilities to modify a contract for professional services with Hansen Banner, LLC., in accordance with the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; and to authorize the expenditure of $600,000.00 (which includes contingency funds in the amount of $50,000.00) from the Department of Technology, Information Services Operating Fund. ($600,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0668-2021 EXP, 2. 0668-2021 BSOW207_City of Columbus_Enhanced Metering Project PH2 R2 OOM_SENT, 3. 0668-2021 Sole Source Form Hansen Banner LLC, 4. Hansen Banner Sole Source City of Columbus Letter
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Directors of the Departments of Technology (DoT) and Public Utilities (DPU) to modify a contract agreement with Hansen Banner, LLC for professional services for the Enhanced Metering Project (EMP) to upgrade and enhance its water, sewer, and power metering which will consist of the implementation of an automated meter infrastructure system to provide meter readings associated with the Columbus Utility Billing System (CUBS), in the amount of $600,000.00 (which includes contingency funds in the amount of $50,000.00). The project will also include the installation, via meter exchange, of the existing power, sewer, and water meters and all the software required to operate the system, and to interface with the Columbus Utility Billing Systems (CUBS) and City software applications. The coverage term period is one (1) year from the date of a purchase order certified/confirmed by the City Auditor's Office. In 1994, the Department of Public Utilities initiated a contract (CT-15918) for software and services related to the Water and Sewer Information Management System (WASIMS) with SCT Utility Systems. Section 12 of the original contract provided for modifications and changes in scope of service. SCT Utility Systems later changed their name to Indus Utility Systems, then to its current name Hansen Banner, LLC.

This modification for integration(s) will allow the City of Columbus to reduce the number of end users of the BannerCX system (Columbus Utility Billing System - CUBS) who need access to the Classic Banner Oracle Forms, thereby allowing Oracle licensing costs to be reduced. The City of Columbus Customer Service and Billing departments use Hansen's BannerCX 5.1 as the key system of record for the Enhanced Metering Project and will issue work orders to the AMI vendor for all work to be performed. As such, several interfaces will need to be developed for use during and after the AMI installation project. Th...

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