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File #: 1685-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2021 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Education to enter into a contract with HMB - Learning Circle Software, LLC to provide ongoing technical support for the CeeHiVE data platform, a program necessary to achieve the Mayor’s goal that every 4-year-old in Columbus has access to a high-quality prekindergarten education; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Codes; to authorize the expenditure of $177,188.00 from the General Fund. ($177,188.00)
Attachments: 1. 1685-2021.pdf, 2. Bid Waiver 1685-2021.pdf
Explanation
Mayor Ginther’s vision for Columbus, America’s Opportunity City, is that every 4-year-old in Columbus has access to a high-quality prekindergarten education. To meet this goal, the City must engage organizations that are positioned to assist in this effort.

Therefore, the Department of Education requests permission to contract with HMB - Learning Circle Software, LLC to provide ongoing technical support for the CeeHiVE data platform. CeeHiVE is a cloud-based web application that prekindergarten providers use to assimilate enrollment, assessment and attendance data and allows teachers to make real-time decisions on instruction. CeeHiVE can help improve program outcomes and increase effectiveness through its unique dashboard and reporting capabilities.

The Department also requests to waive competitive bidding as HMB was selected due to their prior experience and success in providing the same services since 2018.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this contract ($177, 188.00) is available within the 2021 Department of Education General Fund budget.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Education to enter into a contract with HMB - Learning Circle Software, LLC to provide ongoing technical support for the CeeHiVE data platform, a program necessary to achieve the Mayor’s goal that every 4-year-old in Columbus has access to a high-quality prekindergarten education; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Codes; to authorize the expenditure of $177,188.00 from the General Fund. ($177,188.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Mayor Ginther’s vision for Columbus, America’s Opportunity City, is that every 4-year-old in Columbus has access to a high-quality prekindergarten education; and

WHEREAS, HMB - Learning Circle Software, LLC is uniquely able to assist the Department of Education accomplish the mayor’s goal; and

WHEREAS, HMB - Learning Circle Software, LLC, has provided this same service to the Department of Education since 2018; ...

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