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File #: 21-838D    Version: 1
Type: Purchasing Delegated Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/20/2021 Department: Safety & Emergency Services
On agenda: 9/30/2021 Final action: 8/25/2021
Title: Change order No. 6 with Frontier Communications of America, Inc. for 9-1-1 network services.
Attachments: 1. Schedule S-0000246983 08 12 2021
Related files: 17-796D, 18-1418A, 20-233D, 20-1139D, 21-332D, 22-0388A, 22-0969A
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Change order No. 6 with Frontier Communications of America, Inc. for 9-1-1 network services.

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Recommended Action:

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Approval and execution by the County Administrator of Change Order No.6 with Frontier Communications of America, Inc. for 9-1-1 network services.

                     Frontier Communication of America provides networks for interconnecting 911 Public Safety Answering Points throughout the County.
                     This contract provides a redundancy network minimizing the effect of 911 network failures.
                     Change Order No. 6 contains one schedule for approval and execution, Schedule S-0000246983, an increase from $12,808.67 to $14,855.44 monthly. This will increase band-with from 40Mbs to 100 Mbps at two locations.
                     This contract was originally awarded by the Purchasing Director on February 6, 2017 in the amount of $366,720.00 for a sixty-month term. Change Order No. 1 was approved by the County Administrator on September 15, 2017 in the amount of $822,600.00. Change Order No. 2 was approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on October 9, 2018 in the amount of $274,372.00. Change Order No. 3 was approved by the County Administrator on July 6, 2020 with no change in total. Change Order No. 4 was approved by the County Administrator with no change in total. Change Order No. 5 was approved by the County Administrator on June 30, 2021 and contains two schedules. Schedule S- 0000246983, no change in value but the physical location of the circuit has been corrected. Schedule S-0000246984, not all circuits were required, the value of this schedule is reduced from $7,655.86 to $5,403.20 and will be replaced by Schedule S-0000261948, resulting in a decrease of $2,252.66.

Contract No. 167-0161-Q increase in the amount of $14,327.39 for a revised total contract value of $1,475,766.73, effective through February 5, 2022.

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Strategic Plan:

Ensure Public Health, Safety, and Welfare
2.1 Provide planning, coordination, prevention, and protective services to ensure a safe and secure community

Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers
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                     Be responsible stewards of the public’s resources
5.3
                     Ensure effective and efficient delivery of county services and support
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                     Strive to exceed customer expectations

 

Summary:


Approval and execution of Change Order No. 6 contains one schedule for approval and execution.

The updated schedule S-0000246983 increases the monthly charge from$12,808.67 to $14,855.44, an increase of $2,046.77 monthly. 

 

Background/Explanation:

The Regional 9-1-1 Communications Center is the County’s Primary PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point), where EMS, Fire, and law enforcement calls from County citizens and visitors are received. The Regional 9-1-1 Division has a system and network for transferring 9-1-1 law enforcement calls from the 9-1-1 Center to 5 Secondary Public Safety Answering Points (Clearwater Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department, Largo Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department & Tarpon Springs Police Department). This contract provides a redundancy network and is based on monthly recurring fees at different locations.

The contract was awarded by the Purchasing Director on February 6, 2017 in the amount of $366,720.00 for sixty (60) months. The County Administrator approved Change Order No. 1 on September 15, 2017, increasing the contract by $822,600.00 for changes to the original configuration. The BCC approved Change Order No. 2 on October 9, 2018 increasing the contract by $274,372.00 for replacing the existing point-to-point circuit between the Public Safety Campus and Emergency Response Building, increasing bandwidth, and providing additional fiber connections. The County Administrator approved Change Order No. 3 on July 6, 2020, with no increase to the contract, for removal of obsolete services and replacing the network with updated/enhanced services under the E911 Refresh Project at multiple site locations. Change Order No. 4 was approved by the County Administrator with no change in total to update two schedules.  The County Administrator approved Change Order No. 5 on 4/18/2021 decreasing the contract by $2,252.66 by removing unneeded circuits.

 

Fiscal Impact:

There is an increase of $14,327.39 to the contract value.

 

Approved to date not to exceed amount:                       $1,461,439.34

Change Order No. 6 increase:                                                                 $     14,327.39

Revised Total Amount                                                                                      $1,475,766.73

 

Estimated average annual expenditure                                               $295,153.35

 

Funding is included in the FY21 adopted budget within the Emergency Communications E911 fund.

 

Delegated Authority:

Authority for the County Administrator to approve and execute this Change Order No. 6 is granted under Code Section 2-188(d).

 

Staff Member Responsible:

Jim Fogarty, Director, Safety and Emergency Services
Merry Celeste, Division Director, Purchasing and Risk Management, Administrative Services
Joe Lauro, Director, Administrative Services

 

Partners:

N/A

 

Attachments:

S-0000246983