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City of Independence
BILL NO. 16-0981st R.

Agenda Title:

16-098 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing execution of a contract with West Monroe Partners, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $314,705.00, for Engineering Services for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Blueprint Development project; and authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $31,470.50 and/or time extensions.

Staff recommends approval of ordinance.



The City Council passed Resolution 6013 on June 1, 2015 that directed the City Manager and staff to evaluate the costs and benefits of automatic meter reading for the Power & Light and Water departments. A business case for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) was developed by West Monroe Partners that showed a net positive benefit to the City. The business case summary and results were subsequently presented to the City Council. Based upon that business case, staff is requesting approval to engage West Monroe Partners for the development of blueprint methodology and the creation of a Project Blueprint.




Develop a Blueprint by using the West Monroe Partners blueprint methodology to provide an integrated set of documents for the high level designs, defined for the same scope, and at the same point in time. Execution of the blueprint methodology will allow the detail designs (e.g., defining specifically where a data element can be located in a specific file name) for Business Impact Planning, Business Process Design, IT Detailed Design (including Data Governance and Analytics) to be executed in parallel with low risk of encountering disconnects across these design areas.


Develop blueprint documentation for the following five (5) work streams that address people, processes and technology associated with the identified goals of the AMI project:


o   Program Management Office

o   Telecommunications

o   System Integration

o   Analytics and Reporting

o   Customer Education

Fiscal Impact:

Capital Project Number: 70201512.5406.1714

Amount:  $314,705.00

IPL Fund

Department:          Power & LightContact Person:          E. Leon Daggett

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

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

A & E contract and Statement of Work - AMI BlueprintBackup Material