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File #: 21-3883   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a contract with Unicom Government, Inc. for studio and editing equipment and required services in the initial amount of $591,348.81 for the Department of Government & Public Affairs and approving an additional $1,408,651.19 for equipment and required services for GPA for an estimated total cost not to exceed $2,000,000.00. Funding for this contract is available through the FY 2021 Public Education and Government (PEG) Fund Budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. Bid Tab, 2. 6100014023 UNICOM Bid Response, 3. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Annual Contract for Equipment for Government & Public Affairs


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes a contract with Unicom Government, Inc. to provide for the purchase of studio and editing equipment and required services in the initial amount of $591,348.81 for the Department of Government & Public Affairs (GPA). This ordinance also authorizes additional future expenditures in the amount of $1,408,651.19 to provide equipment and required services for GPA for an estimated total contract amount not to exceed $2,000,000.00. Funding for this contract is available through the FY 2021 Public Education and Government (PEG) Fund Budget.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Submitted for Council consideration and action is an offer submitted by Unicom Government, Inc. to provide for the purchase of studio and editing equipment and required services to continue to televise City Council meetings, operate the TVSA studios and support field television production operations. This equipment will support the studio productions of TVSA staff and more than 200 TVSA Public Access producers. This contract will also support upgrades to the TVSA media management system, TVSA editing computers, and engineering equipment utilized for creating and producing various types of videos. This ordinance will also provide additional contract capacity to replace equipment in the current City television environment throughout the term of the contract.

GPA is responsible for maintaining studio and live-television equipment valued at over $10,000,000.00. Most of the equipment is over five years old and is no longer under warranty.

This equipment is necessary for the in-room and on-air success of City Council meetings, studio, and field productions such as the Mayor's daily COVID briefings. Audiences include City Council members, staff, and members of the public attending in person and watching pro...

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