Long Beach, CA
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File #: 13-0863    Version: 1 Name: TS/FM - Agrmnt for 911 Emergency Telephone Svcs
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 9/16/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/1/2013 Final action: 10/1/2013
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute an agreement with Verizon Business Network Services, Inc., of Thousand Oaks, CA (not an MBE, WBE, SBE, or Local), to provide 911 emergency telephone services to the City’s Emergency Communication and Operations Center in an annual amount of $94,000, and authorize a 10 percent contingency of $9,400 for a total annual amount not to exceed $103,400 for a period of three years, with the option of renewing for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Technology Services, Financial Management
Indexes: Agreements, Agreements
Attachments: 1. 100113-R-20sr.pdf
Related files: 33327_000
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute an agreement with Verizon Business Network Services, Inc., of Thousand Oaks, CA (not an MBE, WBE, SBE, or Local), to provide 911 emergency telephone services to the City’s Emergency Communication and Operations Center in an annual amount of $94,000, and authorize a 10 percent contingency of $9,400 for a total annual amount not to exceed $103,400 for a period of three years, with the option of renewing for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is being requested to enter into an annual agreement with Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. (Verizon), to provide 911 emergency telephone services to the City’s Emergency Communications and Operations Center (ECOC).

On October 8, 2002, the City Council approved a ten-year contract with Verizon California, Inc., to provide 911 services at the ECOC. Services included construction costs to build and install the required circuits, maintenance of the physical infrastructure, and 911 routing and database services to provide caller identification and address lookup information at a cost not to exceed $125,000 per year, exclusive of taxes and fees.

The original ten-year agreement expired on March 9, 2013. To maintain continuity of emergency telephone services, staff is recommending renewing its agreement for 911 emergency telephone services with Verizon to save the substantial cost of installing new circuits and infrastructure that would be required if the City were to transition to a different provider. These costs are estimated at over $1 million; therefore, no useful purpose would be served by advertising for bids and to do so would be deemed an unnecessary expenditure of public funds and staff time. While discussions were taking place to amend the agreement prior to March 9, 2013, it was determined a new agreement would be necessary because some of the original terms could not be ...

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