Consideration to Award the Bid for the Network Infrastructure Replacement Project
The bid opening for the Hyperconverged Network Infrastructure was held on July 12, 2018, resulting in five bids. Of the five bids, only two of them met specifications. One bidder only offered support in 3 year increments and required additional hardware to be purchased buy the City (as designed in the spec), thus the City clarified with the bidders and calculated an all-inclusive 3 year cost so the bids were able to be compared equally.
Suggested Motion: I move to award the bid for network infrastructure replacement to Venture Technologies for a Cisco-Hyperflex platform, for the amount of $249,892.64, the Governing Body hereby finding that the commitment of Venture Technologies, in conjunction with Cisco, Inc. to provide the maintenance services specified for the term of years specified has been determined to constitute a significant benefit and advantage to the City and the public, in that such services are not readily or economically available to the City in the absence of an extended term contract.