Item No: 4.C.1.
Meeting Date: August 26, 2013
From: Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager, for
Stan Carter, Director of Information Technology
Subject: Resolution authorizing execution of three telephone access agreements for a five-year term with CenturyLink Sales Solutions, Inc.
Staff recommends approval of the resolution authorizing execution of the agreements with CenturyLink Sales Solutions, Inc. (CenturyLink) for a period of five-years and a total amount of $90,900.00.
Former City Manager Jay Evans engaged the services of the Florida League of Cities (League) to review the City’s telephone costs. The consultants reviewed all the City’s telephone charges and made several recommendations on money saving opportunities. One of their recommendations was to change providers for the City’s phone services. The League representatives negotiated lower rates with CenturyLink for our Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines and recommended the City switch our long distance provider to the State of Florida Department of Management Services (DMS).
The PRI lines the City uses are connected directly from the City’s phone equipment to the phone company’s central office. The City requires three PRI lines, or blocks, in order to accommodate the amount of incoming and outgoing telephone communications.
1. Approve the resolutions authorizing execution of the agreements with CenturyLink for a five year cost of $90,900.00; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funds are budgeted each fiscal year for this expense. Execution of these agreements will result in a savings to the City when compared to current cost of the PRI service.
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