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File #: 1721-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
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. Although a one year extension was included in the background of 1775-2021. It wasn't authorized in the body of the Ordinance and therefore it being legislated now. In accordance with the contract, the City and AT & T can renew the contract for one additional one year term subject to mutual agreement and approval of proper City Authorities. The new contract expiration date will be August 30, 2022.

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.

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, this contract was established without soliciting competitive bids in accordance with the relevant provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

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

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily ...

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