Long Beach, CA
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File #: 15-0266    Version: 1 Name: TI/LS - High-Speed Data Communications to Library
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 3/6/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager to execute a contract with Califa Group, a California public benefit corporation, for the purchase of/furnishing and delivering high-speed data communications services for the Department of Library Services, on the same terms and conditions afforded to the San Benito County Free Library, in an annual amount not to exceed $252,000, for a period of three years, with the option of renewing for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and Increase appropriations in the General Services Fund (IS 385) in the Technology and Innovation Department (TI) by $218,000. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Technology and Innovation, Library Services
Indexes: Contracts
Attachments: 1. 032415-R-21sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-15-0037.pdf
Related files: 33801_006, 16-0519, 33801_000, 15-0858
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager to execute a contract with Califa Group, a California public benefit corporation, for the purchase of/furnishing and delivering high-speed data communications services for the Department of Library Services, on the same terms and conditions afforded to the San Benito County Free Library, in an annual amount not to exceed $252,000, for a period of three years, with the option of renewing for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and

Increase appropriations in the General Services Fund (IS 385) in the Technology and Innovation Department (TI) by $218,000. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into a contract with Califa Group, a California Public benefit corporation, for the purchase of/furnishing and delivering high-speed data communications services for the Department of Library Services.

The Departments of Technology and Innovation and Library Services desire to provide a next generation intelligent high-speed data network system at library locations. The intent is to enhance the patron and staff computing experience at all sites and to increase bandwidth to support future needs and activities. To achieve this goal, the Department of Library Services received funding for this initiative through the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "ERate." E-Rate is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and provides discounts to assist schools and libraries in the United States obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. The E-Rate discount is based on the Free/Reduced Lunch eligibility of the surrounding school district. Approximately 69 percent of Long Beach Unified School District students are eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch under the National School Lunch Program. This translates...

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