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File #: O-250-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 5/12/2022 In control: Public Utilities Department
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Authorizing the mayor to enter into contracts or amendments to existing contracts related the systems integration necessary for the implementation of the AMI project; waiving competitive proposal requirements of Ch. 187; authorizing the total expenditure of up to $8,000,000 from specified account codes; and declaring an emergency.
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DPU052422AMIINTEGRATIONSERVICES
Water Distribution
A.Semaan /D. Stephens (x3035)

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Authorizing the mayor to enter into contracts or amendments to existing contracts related the systems integration necessary for the implementation of the AMI project; waiving competitive proposal requirements of Ch. 187; authorizing the total expenditure of up to $8,000,000 from specified account codes; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The DPU is moving forward with AMI/SAP and related systems integration services. This work is an essential part of the AMI project to integrate billing, account and other customer and utility support systems to interface and integrate with the new meter systems, including Sensus Autoread and Sensus Flexnet. The initial phase of this has been contracted through JCI as authorized by Ord. 364-20. As the AMI contractor JCI will be involved in various aspects of this integration process. However, as a significant portion of this process deals with the integration/interface and upgrade of existing city systems capabilities, it is more cost effective and efficient for the City to contract directly for certain of these services. Contracts pursuant to this Ordinance are anticipated with, but not limited to, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, SL-serco, Inc. and Smart Energy Water ("SEW").

This Ordinance does not increase the appropriation or expenditure of funds as currently provided under Ord. 364-20, but clarifies that the City may contract directly with various contractors for necessary integration services and authorizes the expenditure of funds appropriated under Section 4 of Ord. 364-20 for this purpose. This ordinance waives competitive bidding for these professional services agreements under this Ordinance as the scope of some this work was previously subject to competitive proposals through the AMI contract with JCI, or are current city contractors for related or complementary work, or sole suppliers or selected ...

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