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File #: 28697    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a three-year contract with Verizon Wireless
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/2/2013 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 1/22/2013 Final action: 1/22/2013
Enactment date: 1/23/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00051
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a three-year contract with Verizon Wireless for wireless products and services for various City departments, and authorizing the Purchasing Agent to sign up to two optional one-year renewals.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Fiscal Note
The annual costs associated with this service are approximately $200,000; a portion of which will be provided by Verizon. Funding for this contract is included in the 2013 Adopted Operating Budget.

Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a three-year contract with Verizon Wireless for wireless products and services for various City departments, and authorizing the Purchasing Agent to sign up to two optional one-year renewals.
Body
WHEREAS, all City departments require wireless equipment, plans and support services to augment official City communications; and,

WHEREAS, The State of Wisconsin issued a Request for Proposals for Wireless Telephony and Broadband Plans, Equipment and Support and awarded contract number 15-91575-121 to major cellular providers, including Verizon Wireless, effective July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015 with two optional 1-year renewals by mutual consent; and,

WHEREAS, City Purchasing Services evaluated the different offerings on the awarded contracts and have determined that Verizon Wireless rates and coverage for data cards are the most effective for the City, in terms of cost and coverage; and,

WHEREAS, The annual cost for wireless services that may include data cards and plans under this contract are approximately $200,000; and, funding for this contract is included in the 2013 Adopted Operating Budgets; and, anticipated future wireless expenditures are expected to be included in future operating budgets; and,

WHEREAS, the City currently owns a combination of approximately 650 cellular phones, smart phones and data cards under contract with various cellular providers; and,

WHEREAS, under MGO 4.26, service contracts for more than three years and averaging more than $50,000 per year must be authorized by the Common Council and signed by the Mayor and Clerk; and,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that City staff are authorized to negotiate and the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to sign, on beha...

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