AGENDA INFORMATION SHEET
DEPARTMENT: Materials Management
ACM: Bryan Langley
AGENDA DATE: September 16, 2014
Consider adoption of an ordinance of the City of Denton, Texas providing for, authorizing and approving communication services for wireless devices as approved by the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Contract Number DIR-SDD-1780; providing for the expenditure of funds therefor; and providing an effective date (File 5352-Purchase of Wireless Communication Services for Sprint air cards and cell phones awarded to Sprint Solutions, Inc. in the three (3) year not-to-exceed amount of $300,000).
Sprint/Nextel provides push-to-talk and cell phone services available in a single hand held unit. Solid Waste uses the push-to-talk functionality as radio communications between the driver and crew leaders. Also, this service provides real-time GPS tracking of vehicles for all Solid Waste vehicles. The wireless air card service provides access to the City's Computer Network thereby affording direct access to web applications for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and work order systems. It is essential for the City of Denton to keep the current wireless connectivity with the established vendor to ensure there is no lapse in service or support. Currently, the City has 147 devices using this service. A list of the departments utilizing this service is included as Exhibit 1.
Technology Services recommends awarding to Sprint/Nextel Network, Inc. for wireless communication services a three (3) year not-to-exceed amount of $300,000. This amount includes a contingency for additional services and hand held devices that may be required during the three (3) year period.
PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS
Sprint Solutions, Inc.
Overland Park, KS
ESTIMATED SCHEDULE OF PROJECT
This expenditure is for the time period of October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2...Click here for full text