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File #: 21-217    Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 2/24/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval to authorize the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association in accordance with the Interlocal Cooperation Act, Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code and Chapter 271, Texas Local Government Code for telecommunication products and services.
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Presenter/Contact

Presenter

Barbara Coleman, Purchasing Manager

Contact Info

(830) 221-4389 - BColeman @nbtexas.org

 

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SUBJECT:

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Approval to authorize the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association in accordance with the Interlocal Cooperation Act, Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code and Chapter 271, Texas Local Government Code for telecommunication products and services.

 

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:

This item requests approval for the City Manager to enter into an interlocal cooperative purchasing agreement with Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association.  This interlocal agreement offers shared procurement opportunities for telecommunication products and services.  By utilizing this agreement, the Cooperative will handle all governmental procurement requirements including the competitive bidding process, so the City can immediately access contracts as we need, as opposed to completing a standalone bidding and purchasing process for these services.

 

The City of New Braunfels utilizes several similar cooperatives, which adds capacity to the purchasing process without the expense of additional staff resources.  There is an annual membership fee of $200.

 

ADDRESSES A NEED/ISSUE IN A CITY PLAN OR COUNCIL PRIORITY:

Yes

City Plan/Council Priority:

Strategic Priorities: 1. Use a variety of funding sources for operational and capital needs.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Annual membership fee will be paid by the Information Technology Department operating budget. Ultimately, utilizing this cooperative contract will result in annual operational cost savings.   

 

Recommendation

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

N/A

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval to authorize the City Manager to execute Interlocal Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association in accordance with the Interlocal Cooperation Act, Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code and Chapter 271, Subchapter F of the Texas Local Government Code for telecommunication products and services.