It is requested that Council approve the purchase of a network switch and AP bundle from C-Pak Technology Solutions (Lagrange, GA), in the amount of $15,491.40. The purchase will be accomplished by cooperative contract via Georgia Statewide Contract #9999-SPD-T20120501-006.
The network switch and AP bundle is needed for the Comer Recreation Center and the Government Center Tower to continue wiring for the LAN’s (Local Area Networks) at those locations. The bundle includes switching for network connectivity, licensing, and wireless AP’s. Information Technology purchases bundles, as needed, to conserve on the warranty; as the equipment does not need to be on hand until ready to deploy.
Funds are budgeted in the FY17 Budget as follows: $7,745.70 budgeted in General Fund – Parks and Recreation – Community Schools Operations – Operating Materials, 0101 – 270 – 3505 – CSOP - 6728; $2,560.20 budgeted in General Fund – Information Technology – Software Lease, 0101 – 210 – 1000 – ISS - 6541; and $5,185.50 budgeted in General Fund – Information Technology – Miscellaneous Equipment Maintenance, 0101 – 210 – 1000 – ISS -6519.
It is requested that Council approve an amendment to the annual contract with Columbus Basketball Official Association (Columbus, GA), for Basketball Officiating Services, to add Adult Flag Football League Officiating Services.
The Parks and Recreation Department is adding an Adult Flag Football League to the Department’s active recreational programming. The Adult Flag Football League will require two (2) football officials that are familiar with Adult Football Rules for every game. Games may be scheduled during the week after 6:00 pm, but before 11:00 pm, as well as, on Saturday and/or Sunday between the hours of 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. The season will start in mid-January and will be completed by mid-March. Games may be played at any park that is maintained by Columbus Parks and Recreation; however, the maximum number of sites scheduled at a particular time is five (5) sites.
Columbus Basketball Official Association was awarded the contract to provide Basketball Officiating Services, per Resolution No. 354-12 (RFB No. 13-0023), on December 4, 2012. According to the Parks and Recreation Department, Columbus Basketball Official Association is the only association in the local area that can also provide football officiating services. Mr. Ben Elder, who runs the Basketball Official Association, also runs the Football Official Association. Officials outside of this area will not travel to other cities for recreational programs.
Columbus Basketball Official Association (Columbus, GA) has provided written confirmation and is willing to accept the contract amendment. The annual cost for this additional service is as follows:
Funds are budgeted each year for this ongoing expense: General Fund - Parks & Recreation – Athletics – Contractual Services; 0101-270-3410-ATHL-6319.