Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1335    Version: 1 Name: Resolution ratifying a service agreement with First Communications, LLC, Akron, Ohio, for one-year in an amount not to exceed $65,000 for an emergency procurement to transform a portion of the County’s telecommunication services slated for decommission.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/30/2021 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Resolution ratifying a service agreement with First Communications, LLC, Akron, Ohio, for one-year in an amount not to exceed $65,000 for an emergency procurement to transform a portion of the County's telecommunication services slated for decommission.
Attachments: 1. Determination of Emergency Procurement PRIs-Signed, 2. FY21 - First Communications (PRI Outside Calling) - CON and Amendment - Countersigned, 3. 04-FY21 - First Communications (PRI's) -Vendor Disclosure Statement 08.02.21
Title
Resolution ratifying a service agreement with First Communications, LLC, Akron, Ohio, for one-year in an amount not to exceed $65,000 for an emergency procurement to transform a portion of the County's telecommunication services slated for decommission.

Staff Summary
* Lake County maintains several telecommunication services using both copper and internet data infrastructure.
* Recent legislative and regulatory changes in the telecommunications industry have authorized carriers to remove or discontinue various services that rely on copper infrastructure to both private and public customers.
* Enterprise Information Technology was informed that several of the County's telecommunication services using copper infrastructure would be discontinued effective September 1, 2021.
* The discontinuation of these telecommunication services would cause severe disruption of County services.
* Enterprise Information Technology worked with First Communications, LLC, to identify a solution that prevents severe disruption of governmental services.
* Pursuant to the Lake County Purchasing Ordinance Article 6, Section 103, emergency procurements are made when there exists a threat to public health, welfare, or safety or to prevent or minimize serious disruption of governmental services.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, this resolution ratifies a service agreement with First Communications, LLC, for one-year in an amount not to exceed $65,000 for an emergency procurement to transform a portion of the County's telecommunication services slated for decommission; and

WHEREAS, recent legislative and regulatory changes in the telecommunications industry has authorized carriers to remove or discontinue various services that rely on copper infrastructure to both private and public customers; and

WHEREAS, Lake County maintains several telecommunications services using both copper and internet data infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, Enterprise Information Technology was advised that severa...

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