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File #: 2015-0310   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 4/23/2015 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 7/23/2015 Final action: 7/23/2015
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to: A. establish an IT Services Bench, through (RFIQ) No. PS92403383, consisting solely of vendors who have been deemed qualified to participate in future IT task order work for technical disciplines 1 through 16 below. The qualified vendors recommended in Attachment B for a five-year period will openly compete to perform individual professional service task orders for a cumulative total value of $17 million. Individual task orders will be awarded based on a competition via the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. 1. Platform / End User Computing Systems
Indexes: Accounting, Audit, Budgeting, Computers, Construction Support, Contracts, Information management, Measure R, Procurement, Professional Services, Program management, Project, Project management, Records management, Request For Proposal, Research, Research management, Security, Strategic planning, System architecture
Attachments: 1. ATTACHMENT A_Procurement Summary_Amended, 2. Attachment B-Recommended List of Firms_Amended
Meeting_Body
REVISED
FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
JULY 15, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SERVICES BENCH
ACTION: ESTABLISH AN IT SERVICES BENCH

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. establish an IT Services Bench, through (RFIQ) No. PS92403383, consisting solely of vendors who have been deemed qualified to participate in future IT task order work for technical disciplines 1 through 16 below. The qualified vendors recommended in Attachment B for a five-year period will openly compete to perform individual professional service task orders for a cumulative total value of $17 million. Individual task orders will be awarded based on a competition via the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
1. Platform / End User Computing Systems

Issue
ISSUE
The Information and Technology Services Department (ITS) manages multiple programs to support the Agency's technology goals and objectives. Each program utilizes specialized technical services to maintain, plan, and enhance Metro's vast array of technology services.
Many of the Agency's technology projects require substantial support from various technical disciplines through all phases of the project lifecycle and, based on project schedule needs, the number of concurrent resources required for limited durations may exceed the number of available budgeted full time equivalents in the Information and Technology Services (ITS) department. Use of contracted resources on an as-needed basis is the most cost-effective method to address the varied project support requirements in a timely manner.
The IT Services Bench will enable many small/mid-scale task orders to be awarded more efficiently since the initial qualification reviews have been completed. All the recommended firms for the proposed IT Services Bench have been determined to have the skills and experience needed to provide the required services identified for their res...

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