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File #: 1894-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/1/2021 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Technology (DoT) to enter into a contract with Blue Apple Technologies, LLC for the purchase of Splunk software licensing, software implementation services, and training at a cost of $61,317.50 using the Enterprise System Upgrades-Security Project (P470075-10000) and for the purchase of Splunk software maintenance, support and professional services from the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Services Operating Fund ($176,607.00) for a total cost of $237,924.50 and to declare an emergency ($237,924.50).
Code sections: 329 - Procurement of Goods and Services
Attachments: 1. RFQ018979 Splunk Award Letter 2021, 2. SPLUNK BID TAB RFQ018979, 3. Copy of 1894-2021 Exp.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Technology (DoT) to enter into contract with Blue Apple Technologies, LLC for the purchase of Splunk software licensing, software implementation services, and training using the Enterprise System Upgrades-Security Project (P470075-10000) ($61,317.50) and for the purchase of Splunk software maintenance, support and professional services from the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Services Operating Fund ($176,607.00) for a total cost of $237,924.50
The Department of Technology uses Splunk software for continuous monitoring of computer systems for security and operational information and events, for after-the-fact investigation of computer system events and to meet compliance requirements for system auditing.
The Department published RFQ018979 for the purchase of Splunk software licensing, software implementation services, and training and in compliance with the requirements of Columbus City Codes, Chapter 329 and included two (2) options to renew. Two responses were received and after evaluation of both responses, award is made to Blue Apple Technologies, LLC as the lowest, most responsive bidder.
The term of this agreement shall be from July 21, 2021 through July 20, 2022. This agreement is not subject to automatic renewal. However, upon mutual agreement, to include same pricing and terms and conditions as those set forth, the services may be continued for two additional one-year terms. Future renewals of this agreement shall require appropriation and authorization of funds by the Council of the City of Columbus solely in the event that the total annual expenditures under this contract exceed $50,000.00. Otherwise, the appropriation and authorization of funds shall be processed through issuance of a Purchase Order certified by the City Auditor and approved by all parties having jurisdiction thereof.
FISCAL IMPACT: The funds for this expend...

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