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File #: 17-0442    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/12/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/25/2017 Final action: 4/25/2017
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Award Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-918-031 to the successful proposer, NeoConnect, to provide a Broadband Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for El Dorado County; 2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to negotiate an agreement for services with NeoConnect, with a maximum obligation not to exceed $150,000, to perform a Broadband needs assessment and feasibility study; 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute said Agreement for Services, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and 4) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute any contract amendments which do not increase the total amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant (50%) and General Fund (50%).
Attachments: 1. A - Broadband Feasibility RFP Award 4-25-17
Related files: 18-1612, 20-0956, 18-0077, 19-1821, 18-0950, 20-0835, 21-1319, 18-1190, 18-1889, 21-1150, 22-0412, 22-1244
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Award Request for Proposals (RFP) 17-918-031 to the successful proposer, NeoConnect, to provide a Broadband Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for El Dorado County;
2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to negotiate an agreement for services with NeoConnect, with a maximum obligation not to exceed $150,000, to perform a Broadband needs assessment and feasibility study;
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute said Agreement for Services, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and
4) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute any contract amendments which do not increase the total amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant (50%) and General Fund (50%).
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Award Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 17-918-031 to the successful proposer, NeoConnect, to provide a Broadband Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for El Dorado County;
2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to negotiate an agreement for services with NeoConnect, with a maximum obligation not to exceed $150,000, to perform a Broadband needs assessment and feasibility study;
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute said Agreement for Services, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and
4) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute any contract amendments which do not increase the total amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Independent analysis of the current Broadband deployment in the County indicates that its best broadband capacity is slightly less than average grade in terms of speed (download and upload) and access to s...

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