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February 25, 2021 City Council Regular Meeting
26. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Network Equipment, Maintenance and IT Security with Layer3 Communications for up to $900,000 (Event No. 8318)
Strategic Priority
Good Government

Reccomend approval for a contract for network maintenance services, equipment and security from Layer3 Communications(B) for up to $900,000.00. This amount is based on projected needs for the upcoming year.

The Department of Information Technology uses this contract for hardware and software maintenance for designated equipment for the Juniper, Aruba and Palo Alto networks. These services are an integral part of the operations of the Data Center and all network locations, as well as the indoor wireless capabilities at designated City facilities. This contract ensures that the critical internal and public-facing services to City citizens have reliable infrastructure to support these needs. This foundation also supports secure communications internally and externally.

This purchase will be made through a cooperative purchasing agreement with The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS). The contract was competitively bid  by TIPS and awarded to Layer 3 Communications LLC. The contract, 200105 expires on May 31, 2023. Cooperative purchasing is authorized as an appropriate procurement method in Division 10 Section 4-4152 of the City of Savannah’s purchasing ordinance.

Layer3 Communications (B)    (Savannah, GA)           Up to $900,000

(B) indicates local, non-DBE owned business



Tim Moody, Director of Information Technology
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $900,000 from the Internal Service Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Purchasing Summary - Network Equipment and Maintenance.pdf
Exhibit 2: Funding Verification - Network Equipment and Maintenance.pdf
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