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File #: 15448    Version: 1 Name: Wireless Mesh Network Services
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/15/2009 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/1/2009 Final action: 9/1/2009
Enactment date: 9/3/2009 Enactment #: RES-09-00731
Title: Authorizing a multi-year contract with Xiocom Wireless, Inc., d/b/a MadCity Broadband, for wireless mesh network services.
Sponsors: David J. Cieslewicz
Attachments: 1. Wireless Mesh Network.pdf, 2. Potential Fiscal Impact of Mesh Network Services.pdf
Fiscal Note
Based on current wireless access and City infrastructure space lease rates, It is anticipated that the value of wireless services the City could receive when this proposed mesh network is completed would match or exceed the potential revenue the City could charge for the installation of mesh network equipment on City infrastructure (see attached analysis for additional detail). Therefore, this proposed agreement would help facilitate the expansion of wireless communication access for City operations without direct budgetary impact.
Authorizing a multi-year contract with Xiocom Wireless, Inc., d/b/a MadCity Broadband, for wireless mesh network services.

WHEREAS, the City of Madison has a need for wireless mesh network communication services that will provide its field employees with secure, fast, and inexpensive access to applications and services which reside on the internal City of Madison network; and

WHEREAS, Xiocom Wireless, Inc., d/b/a MadCity Broadband is a Madison business that currently owns and operates such a network and has proposed a solution for the City; and

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Division, with the input of City IT, posted a “Notice of Intent to Contract” to inform the contractor community and the public that the City of Madison intends to enter into a noncompetitive contract for wireless mesh network services. While not required, the purpose of the Notice was to enhance transparency in procurement, foster full and open competition, and provide potential contractors an opportunity to submit a statement of capabilities to fulfill the specified requirements. The Notice requested comments, alternative approaches and/or a business design to address this procurement. No comments or objections were filed; and

WHEREAS, MadCity Broadband has offered to provide unlimited mesh network services for City government, which will allow expanded city-wide wireless access for city employees, such as in-vehicle network access fo...

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