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File #: 15-190    Version: 1 Name: Black Box Linking Agreement
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 3/2/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A LINKING AGREEMENT WITH BLACK BOX NETWORK SERVICES Staff Contact: Tom Duensing, Director, Finance and Technology
Attachments: 1. State Contract_ADSPO14-068784_Black Box, 2. Linking Agreement_Black Box
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AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A LINKING AGREEMENT WITH BLACK BOX NETWORK SERVICES
Staff Contact: Tom Duensing, Director, Finance and Technology
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for City Council to authorize the City Manager to enter into a Linking Agreement with Black Box Network Services, in amount not to exceed $150,000, for the purchase of voice, video, and network wiring services through January 9, 2017. This cooperative purchase is available through an agreement between the State of Arizona and Black Box Network Services, contract ADSPO14-068784 with pricing available to the City of Glendale. The January 9, 2017 termination of the linking agreement is consistent with the termination of contract ADSPO14-068784.
Background

Black Box provides voice, video, and network wiring to the City of Glendale. In addition to normal voice, video, and network wiring maintenance, staff anticipates utilizing the services for staff relocation from the Glendale Family Advocacy Center and the planned telephone upgrade. The Linking Agreement ensures that the pricing, rights, responsibilities, and legal protections that benefit the State under the State's contract (ADSPO14-068784) with Black Box Network Services are also afforded to the City. This Linking Agreement will be in effect for the duration of the existing state contract and will apply to subsequent purchases from Black Box under this contract.
Cooperative purchasing allows counties, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities in Arizona to use a contract that was competitively procured by another governmental entity or purchasing cooperative. Such purchasing helps reduce the cost of procurement, allows access to a multitude of competitively bid contracts, and provides the opportunity to take advantage of volume pricing. The Glendale City Code authorizes cooperative purchases when the solicitation process utilized complies with the intent of Glendale's ...

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