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File #: 19-5955   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a contract with Unicom Government, Inc. to provide equipment and services concerning signal routing and power distribution / regulating equipment upgrades and head end centralization of services for the City’s Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access television channels for a total cost of $1,382,366.06, funded by the PEG Fund. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. RFO 6100011777 Signal Routing and Power Distribution-UGI redlines, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2019-09-12-0699
DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Signal Routing and Power Distribution / Regulating Equipment Upgrades and Head End Centralization of Services for TVSA Government and Public Channel Access

SUMMARY:

An Ordinance authorizing a contract with Unicom Government, Inc. to provide equipment and services concerning signal routing and power distribution / regulating equipment upgrades and head end centralization of services for the City's Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access television channels, funded by the PEG fund.

This ordinance authorizes a contract with Unicom Government, Inc. in the amount of $1,382,366.06 for upgrades to current signal routing and power distribution / regulating equipment to facilitate the consolidation of PEG television access channel operation and video signal distribution into the Plaza de Armas facility. Funding for this contract is available through the FY 2019 Public, Education and Government (PEG) Fund Budget. Purchases authorized through this ordinance will be made in accordance with the U.S. Communities Cooperative Program authorized by Ordinance No. 98797, which provides for government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies and nonprofits.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Submitted for Council consideration and action is an offer submitted by Unicom Government, Inc. to provide for the purchase of router head-end and signal distribution equipment, and required services to improve televising of designated public meetings and the operations of the City's Government and Public access channels. This purchase will centralize the head-end router distribution of channel signals to the three local cable providers (Spectrum, AT&T and Grande) from the Plaza de Armas facility.

The head-end cable signal distribution equipment was located in three different City buildings; Municipal Plaza (Spectrum), the One Stop building (Grande) an...

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