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File #: 21-3889   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a contract with Digital Display Solutions, Inc., in the amount of $227,030.40, to provide audio and video equipment and installation to support the centralized security functions at the Alamo Regional Security Operations Center (ARSOC). Funding in the amount of $153,459.64 is available through the Information Technology Services Department Capital Budget. Funding in the amount of $73,570.76 is available from the 2020 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. Digital Display Solutions - Bid Response, 2. Bid Tab, 3. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Audio and Video (AV) Equipment and Installation Services for the Alamo Regional Security Operations Center (ARSOC)

SUMMARY:

This Ordinance authorizes a contract with Digital Display Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $227,030.40 to provide audio and video equipment and installation services to support the centralized security functions at the Alamo Regional Security Operations Center (ARSOC). Funding for the first phase to include the ARSOC operations audio visual buildout in the amount of $153,459.64 is available through the Information Technology Services Department Capital Budget. Funding for the second phase to include the cyber range integration of all displays in conjunction with the ARSOC operations audio visual buildout in the amount of $73,570.76 is available from the 2020 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

In June 2020, City Council approved Ordinances 2020-06-18-0417 and 2020-06-18-0418 which allowed the City to enter into a lease and funding agreement respectively for the Alamo Regional Security Operations Center (ARSOC). An amendment to the funding agreement was subsequently approved in March 2021 through Ordinance 2021-03-18-0180. The City's vision for the ARSOC is for a centralized security operations facility to provide real-time, collaborative, cyber-security information sharing among municipally owned entities in the San Antonio Area.

The ARSOC will provide a 24x7 operational facility committed to protecting San Antonio's infrastructure and critical systems from threats using advanced and emerging technology, developing public-private partnerships in support of cyber security, collaborative skills development, and regular training exercises for regional municipal organizations. The ARSOC will allow the San Antonio region to monitor, train, defend and respond together to cybersecurity threats facing the...

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