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File #: 2021-1065   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Approve the Purchase of Multiple Network Switches and Wi-Fi Access Points from SHI International Corp, a Reseller of the Cisco Network Switches and Meraki Access Points, to be Located at Various City Owned Buildings in the Amount of $220,334; and Adoption of Resolution Amending the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget by Increasing Appropriations for the Information Technology Internal Service Fund (606) by $220,334. (Information Technology 7041)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Quote 20621803, 2. Exhibit 2 - Quote 20615585, 3. Resolution
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Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Approve the Purchase of Multiple Network Switches and Wi-Fi Access Points from SHI International Corp, a Reseller of the Cisco Network Switches and Meraki Access Points, to be Located at Various City Owned Buildings in the Amount of $220,334; and
Adoption of Resolution Amending the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget by Increasing Appropriations for the Information Technology Internal Service Fund (606) by $220,334. (Information Technology 7041)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Staff is requesting City Council approval of the purchase of multiple Network Switches and Wi-Fi Access Points to be installed in several City-owned buildings. As part of the City's strategic technology plan, the City is focused on providing an all-inclusive Wi-Fi solution for both internal staff use and guest use as opposed to individual departments contracting independently with telecommunication providers for Wi-Fi in City buildings. The Information Technology Department is requesting to re-appropriate $220,334 from the fund balance of the Information Technology Internal Service Fund in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22.

BACKGROUND

In the past, City departments contracted directly with telecommunication carriers to provide Wi-Fi for guests and for internal staff use. This decentralized approach is not recommended as best practices since security protocols are not necessarily applied and individual departments receive multiple invoices from various vendors for Wi-Fi services. With a centralized Wi-Fi implementation, the Wi-Fi services follow best practices in security protocols and also allow for centralized management.

DISCUSSION

Multiple City departments will benefit from installing Wi-Fi at various locations in City buildings. Currently, Fire Stations 2, 3, and 4 contract directly with Comcast for their Wi-Fi solution and Alameda Recreation and Parks Department's (ARPD) main administratio...

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