Item Coversheet
City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to Riverside Technologies Inc , in the amount of  $68,607.00 for the replacement of core switches for the Tech Services Department. 

Council action to issue a purchase order.


The Tech Services Department is in need of purchasing new switches. These switch purchases are going to be used to replace several existing switches that are beginning to age past their useful life, and consolidate multiple switches down into two for reduced operating expenses and decreased management overhead, as well as provide much needed redundancy to our network operations.


These switches will be purchased from Riverside Technologies Inc., who has a contract through the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint cooperative. The contract is NASPO Data Comm MO - AR608-MO. This expenditure is a budgeted item in the Tech Services Department’s FY18-19 Computer Equipment budget.


Per section 8.06.004, Paragraph 4 of the City Code states competitive bidding is not required when purchases are made through a cooperative contract established by a government purchasing entity or cooperative. The cooperative bids used will have been established pursuant to RSMo. 70.220 or generally accepted governmental purchasing practices through the competitive bidding process.

Fiscal Impact:

Req No: 20193349

$68,607.00 Tech Services Computer Equipment Budget

Department:          Tech ServicesContact Person:          Mark Baumann

Purchasing Division (Finance Department)Approved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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