Staff recommends changing approval of this purchase from Hewlett Packard Company to High Performance Technology (HPT) to purchase Storage Area Network (SAN) hardware for $90,216.00.
On October 24, 2011 staff recommended and received approval of this purchase from Hewlett Packard Company (HP). After generating the purchase order the Information Technology Department informed purchasing the vendor was incorrect. The vendor should have been HPT an authorized HP reseller of HP network storage equipment.
If approved, the Purchasing Division will reissue the purchase to HPT an HP authorized reseller under the State of Florida purchase agreement for information technology network hardware and infrastructure. All other terms and conditions of the purchase remain unchanged.
1. Approve changing the vendor from Hewlett Packard Company to High Performance
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
There will be no change to the fiscal impact if this request is approved. IT has budgeted $95,000.00 in the 2012 fiscal year for the purchase of data storage.
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