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File #: 18-0469    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/15/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/24/2018 Final action: 4/24/2018
Title: Information Technologies Department recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Continue to exempt the purchase of specific computer software for the County’s Virtual Desktop Interface conversion project from competitive bidding pursuant to County Purchasing Ordinance 3.12.160 (C), as competitive bidding would produce no economic benefit to the County; 2) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue a purchase order to DSA Technologies in the amount of $120,000 for the purchase of VMWare NSX Advanced per Processor software and Production support/subscription for VMWare NSX OMAdvanced per Processor for one (1) year; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to sign a purchase order for same. FUNDING: General Fund, with partial cost recovery in future years through the A-87 Cost Plan.
Attachments: 1. A - Quote
Related files: 16-0141
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Information Technologies Department recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Continue to exempt the purchase of specific computer software for the County’s Virtual Desktop Interface conversion project from competitive bidding pursuant to County Purchasing Ordinance 3.12.160 (C), as competitive bidding would produce no economic benefit to the County;
2) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue a purchase order to DSA Technologies in the amount of $120,000 for the purchase of VMWare NSX Advanced per Processor software and Production support/subscription for VMWare NSX OMAdvanced per Processor for one (1) year; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to sign a purchase order for same.

FUNDING: General Fund, with partial cost recovery in future years through the A-87 Cost Plan.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Information Technologies Department recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Exempt the purchase of specific computer software for the County’s Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) conversion project from competitive bidding pursuant to County Purchasing Ordinance 3.12.160 (C), as competitive bidding would produce no economic benefit to the County; and
2) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to issue a purchase order to DSA Technologies in the amount of $120,000 for the purchase of VMWare NSX Advanced per Processor software and Production support/subscription for VMWare NSX OMAdvanced per Processor for one (1) year; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to sign a purchase order for same.


DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
VMware NSX enables network virtualization and security for the Data Center. With NSX, network functions including load balancing and network micro-segmentation increase operational efficiencies through automation. The load balancing function will provide more uptime and aid in business continuity. In the event there is an issue with a critical server, or a server is offline for maintenance, the load balancer w...

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