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File #: 2015-1380   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2015 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 5 to Contract No. PS30203139 with Axiom xCell, Inc. (Axiom) to provide additional application functionality for the Fare Inspectors' phones, which includes new features to improve security and application capabilities for an additional cost of $354,000, and extend the monthly support services for an additional two years to November 29, 2017, in an amount of $260,000. This modification would increase the total contract value by $614,000, from $447,975 to $1,061,975.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Application, Audit, Budget, Contracts, Maintenance, Procurement, Security
Attachments: 1. Board Report Procurement Summary Template - Pro Serv Modification Final, 2. DEOD Procurement Summary
Meeting_Body
FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 14, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: TRANSIT ACCESS PASS (TAP) MOBILE PHONE VALIDATOR

ACTION: APPROVE CONTRACT MODIFICATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 5 to Contract No. PS30203139 with Axiom xCell, Inc. (Axiom) to provide additional application functionality for the Fare Inspectors' phones, which includes new features to improve security and application capabilities for an additional cost of $354,000, and extend the monthly support services for an additional two years to November 29, 2017, in an amount of $260,000. This modification would increase the total contract value by $614,000, from $447,975 to $1,061,975.

Issue
ISSUE

The current contract with Axiom provides monthly service and technical support for the Mobile Phone Validator (MPV) application and it is due to expire on November 28, 2015. The MPV application is installed on 600 Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile phones and allows fare enforcement personnel to electronically query TAP cards to determine if riders are in compliance with Metro's fare policy.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The new MPVs allow fare enforcement personnel to perform the core duties of their assignment and have been used to check fare over 2 million times from the launch of the application in March 2015 through May 2015. Between March and June 2015, Metro Transit Court worked with LASD fare inspectors to test the application and began developing the requirements for additional functionality that this modification addresses. These requirements were sent to Axiom in June and TAP received the first technical response back late that month. On July 21, TAP received the first estimates for the contract modification that includes these improvements. The following enhancements to the MPV application, servers and system security are req...

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