Staff recommends approval of purchase requisition 39021 to Hewlett Packard Company for computer hardware and software totaling $116,145.27.
The Information Technology Department requested purchase of new computer hardware, software, and support services to replace existing blade servers that are at least 6 years old. The purchase also includes hardware for the implementation of virtual servers.
The virtual servers will allow the Information Technology Department to begin implementation of virtual desktops and a thin client system. The thin client system will allow Information Technology staff to more efficiently support, maintain, and upgrade the computers used on employee desktops. The virtual desktop and thin client system allow for a single instance or installation of computer applications on a network server. When users need access to a computer application they will be accessing the copy or license installed on the server. This method will also reduce the number of software licenses required for computer applications. All software upgrades can be performed on a single server instead of having to upgrade all installations of the software on each desktop PC.
Florida Statutes allows municipalities to use competitively bid and negotiated State of Florida contracts and purchasing agreements. The City is using the State of Florida Technology Contract #250-000-03-1 with Hewlett Packard for this purchase and the pricing provided is in accordance with that contract. A detailed price quotation is attached for your review.
1. Approve purchase requisition 39021 to Hewlett Packard Company; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funds for this purchase were budgeted and are available in the account line items listed.
Department: _Information Technology__
Prepared by: _Mike Thornton_________
Attachments: Yes__X_ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required __X___
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. __001--1633-513.31-10_
Project No. __NA_____________
WF No. ______NA_____________
Budget ______$ 48,000.00_______
Available _____$ 19,157.84________