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.