Staff recommends acceptance of the proposal from n-Dimension Solutions to perform a current state cyber security assessment to identify cyber security risks associated with the current operating environment and potential risks with planned deployments of new technologies as part of the Smart Grid Investment Grant Project. Due to the nature and timing of the grant award process with the Department of Energy (DOE) the Commission is requested to waive the competitive solicitation process and to approve this agreement as a sole source agreement.
Staff further recommends acceptance of the proposal from n-Dimension to develop a cyber security plan to safeguard operation of Leesburg’s operating environment and meet the Department of Energy requirements for the Smart Grid Investment Grant.
Development of the cyber security plan will build on the assessment, and work on the plan will proceed in parallel with the assessment. Completion of the majority of the assessment will be needed to provide necessary input to the plan.
The DOE grant award negotiations are anticipated to commence within the next several months and Leesburg’s cyber security plan will be due to DOE 30 days after the date of the grant award letter.
Funding for this project was included in Leesburg’s Smart Grid Investment Grant application.
1. Adopt the Resolution accepting the proposal from n-Dimension Solutions as presented; or,
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Cost of the cyber security assessment proposal not to exceed $22,000.00. Cost of the cyber security plan development not to exceed $18,000.00. 50% of these expenditures are eligible for reimbursement by DOE. Subject to commission approval, funding for this project is available through an appropriation of Retained Earnings. Once the Utility is refunded by the DOE Grant 50% of the proceeds will be refunded back into Retained Earnings.
Prepared by: __Paul Kalv_______
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Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head _Paul Kalv_
Finance Dept. __Jerry Boop______
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager _Jay Evans___________
Account No. 041-1021-531-34-10___
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RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH N-DIMENSION FOR A CYBER SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF A CYBER SECURITY PLAN REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FOR THE SMART GRID PROJECT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with n-Dimension Solutions, whose address is 9030 Leslie Street, Unit 300, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1G2, for an assessment of cyber security risks and the development of a cyber security plan in support of Leesburg’s Smart Grid Investment Grant project contained in the Cyber Security Solution Proposals for Smart Grid Environment in support of Smart Grid Investment Grant Program DE-FOA-0000058 dated February 12, 2010.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the 22nd day of February, 2010.