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File #: 1466-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Council Office for Signature
File created: 5/16/2022 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Technology, on behalf of the Department of Public Utilities, to modify an existing contract with CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. for professional services for the upgrade of the Department of Public Utilities’ PragmaCAD mobile dispatching system accordance with the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; and to authorize the expenditure of up to $121,000.00 from the Information Services Operating Budget. ($121,000.00).
Attachments: 1. 1164-2020 original ordinance, 2. CofC Sole Source Letter, 3. Columbus PCAD Upgrade Serv - CR-03 - 300000000046470_April 27 (2), 4. 1466-2022EXP, 5. Sole Source Form
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Technology, on behalf of the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), to modify an existing contract with CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. to finalize the upgrade its PragmaCAD system from version 6.7 to version 7. This ordinance also authorizes the expenditure of up to $121,000.00 from Public Utilities’ direct charge allocation of the Information Services Operating Fund budget.

On June 15, 2020, ordinance number 1164-2020 was passed by Columbus City Council. This ordinance authorized entering into contract with CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. for professional services associated with DPU’s PragmaCad system upgrade.

This is an on-going project to update existing databases that drive Public Utilities’ mobile dispatching system from PragmaCad 6.7 to version 7. These updates will provide DPU with a more robust system with greater functionality. For example, the upgrade will provide DPU’s Field Services section with a mapping solution through HERE Maps, which will integrate with DPU’s existing ESRI GIS system.

This ordinance authorizes adding up to $121,000.00 to the contract to continue the upgrade. The term of the modified contract will be for one year from the date of a confirmed purchase order by the City Auditor’s Office.

This ordinance also requests approval to undertake the above described actions in accordance with sole source procurement provisions of Section 329 of the Columbus City Code. The sole source provision is being requested as it has been determined that CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. is the sole distributor of the software products associated with the PRAGMACAD Upgrade and does not utilize distributors or resellers to for its software products.

Finally, this ordinance authorizes the expenditure of up to $121,000.00 for the above-described purpose.

FISCAL IMPACT
Funds for this project are available and budgeted in Utilities’ direct charge allocation of Technol...

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