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File #: 2501-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: To authorize the City Treasurer to modify its contract for city wide e-payment services with First Data Government Solutions; to authorize the expenditure of up to $40,000.00 from various funds within the City; and to declare an emergency. ($40,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2501-2021 First Data contract mod.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
On March 2, 2015 a request for proposal SA005789 for city wide e-payments services was issued by the Columbus City Treasurer's Office. One hundred thirty nine vendors were contacted electronically. Proposals were received from three (3) bidders and subsequently reviewed by the Columbus Depository Commission, which recommended, subject to the approval of City Council, the award of e-payment services on January 25, 2016 to First Data Government Solutions. The contract is for a period of ten (10) years beginning March 2, 2016 through March 1, 2026 subject to annual appropriations and approval of contracts by the Columbus City Council.

The contract for e-payment services has successfully brought on-line payments to many city divisions. At the present time, the following city divisions are using the services provided by this contract: City Auditor (Income Tax), Public Safety (License and Fire), Building and Zoning, Human Resources (Training), Health, Recreation and Parks, Public Service and Public Utilities.

The contract for the first year of e-payment services was authorized by Columbus City Council by passage of ordinance 0301-2016 on February 22, 2016. The contract for the second year of e-payment services was authorized by Columbus City Council with the passage of ordinance 0276-2017 on February 27, 2017.

City Council authorized the modification and extension of the third year of the First Data contract for the period March 2, 2018 through March 1, 2019 with passage of Ordinance 0431-2018 on February 12, 2018. Ordinance 0404-2019 authorizing the fourth year of e-payment services was passed by Columbus City Council on February 11, 2019.

City Council authorized the renewal of the contract with First Data for the fifth year of e-payment services for the period March 2, 2020 through March 1, 2021 with passage of ordinance 0446-2020 on February 24, 2020.

The contract renewal with First Data for the sixth year of e-payment services ...

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