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File #: 2015-1421   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 9/11/2015 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2015 Final action: 7/23/2015
Title: B. execute individual task orders under the ITS Services Bench Contract for up to $1,000,000 per task order.
Indexes: Accounting, Audit, Budgeting, Computers, Construction Support, Contracts, Information management, Measure R, Procurement, Program management, Project, Project management, Records management, Research, Research management, Security, Strategic planning, System architecture
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

B. execute individual task orders under the ITS Services Bench Contract for up to $1,000,000 per task order.

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 respective technical disciplines.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
The IT Services Bench model has proven to be a very successful method for the procurement of these services and has allowed for projects to be completed in a more efficient manner.
Thirty-four (34) firms are recommended, of which 13 are SBEs and/or DBEs. The scope for the bench consists of 16 technical disciplines. The Diversity and Economic Opportunity Department (DEOD) has recommended a 12% overall SBE/DBE goal and requir...

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