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File #: 2021-0124   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 3/11/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/27/2021 Final action: 5/27/2021
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a one-year, sole-source, firm-fixed price Contract No. PS74047000 to Cambridge Systematics, Inc. for the purchase of Locus software license and maintenance in the amount of $650,000 on behalf of the Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS).
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Contracts, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), NextGen Bus Study, Plan, Procurement, Regional Integration Intelligent Transportation System (Project), Safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - PROCUREMENT SUMMARY, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Related files: 2021-0440
Meeting_Body
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 20, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: LOCUS LICENSE PURCHASE

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a one-year, sole-source, firm-fixed price Contract No. PS74047000 to Cambridge Systematics, Inc. for the purchase of Locus software license and maintenance in the amount of $650,000 on behalf of the Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS).

Issue
ISSUE

The current Locus software license, which provides Location-Based Services (LBS) data and was used to support the development of the NextGen Bus Plan, provides only limited 2017 and 2020 data and contains usage restrictions that reduce the effectiveness of this license. As the region emerges from the impacts of COVID-19, new data requirements and expanded usage of the license is needed to determine impacts to the transportation system and identify mobility improvements.

Background
BACKGROUND

Data has emerged as a critical component to better understand transportation and in particular the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mobility. Data and data services are increasingly provided through new forms of licensed software that enables agencies to improve awareness, analyze transportation/mobility impacts and develop more informed decisions. The essential role of data and its management is identified in Metro's Recovery Task Force report and the Board's Street Safety motion. As an example, data services, provided through the Locus license, were used by Metro Operations in the development of the NextGen Bus Plan.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

In support of Metro's Vision 2028, staff has identified emerging data sources that can be used to better monitor, analyze and improve mobility, transportation and equity. Cambridge Systematics' LBS Locus software represents one such data source. Metro's current Locus license contains usage restrictions that limit access to the ...

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