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File #: 18-1889    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/3/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action: 12/18/2018
Title: Broadband Ad Hoc Committee, in coordination with the Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to sign Amendment 3 of Agreement 248 with NEO Fiber, doing business as NEO Connect, to increase the not to exceed amount by $23,993 to $149,993 and extend the term to June 30, 2019, utilizing the remaining dollars available from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, with a 50% general fund match, for further work as directed by the Board, related to the Broadband Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study in El Dorado County; 2) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to sign Agreement 3598 with NEO Fiber, doing business as NEO Connect, for on-call consulting and as needed staff support related to Broadband efforts in the County, with a not to exceed amount of $10,000, effective upon execution for a term of one year; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute any contract am...
Attachments: 1. A - 18-1889 248 App CRS, 2. B - 18-1889 123-S1811 248 AMD IIl, 3. C - 18-1889 123-S1811 248 AMD III - Amended Exhibit A, 4. D - 18-1889 3598 App CRS, 5. E - 18-1889 3598 Agreement, 6. F - 18-1889 3598 Exh A Scope of Services, 7. G - 18-1889 3598 Exh B Rate Sheet
Related files: 15-1020, 16-0006, 17-0442, 18-0077, 18-0950, 18-1289, 19-1821, 20-0835, 21-1150, 20-0956
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Broadband Ad Hoc Committee, in coordination with the Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to sign Amendment 3 of Agreement 248 with NEO Fiber, doing business as NEO Connect, to increase the not to exceed amount by $23,993 to $149,993 and extend the term to June 30, 2019, utilizing the remaining dollars available from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, with a 50% general fund match, for further work as directed by the Board, related to the Broadband Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study in El Dorado County;
2) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to sign Agreement 3598 with NEO Fiber, doing business as NEO Connect, for on-call consulting and as needed staff support related to Broadband efforts in the County, with a not to exceed amount of $10,000, effective upon execution for a term of one year; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute any contract amendments for Agreements 248 and 3598 which do not increase the total amount or term of the Agreements, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: Agreement 248: $23,993 (50% EDS Grant Funds, 50% Economic Development/General Fund match); Agreement 3598: $10,000 (Economic Development/General Fund).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On September 18, 2018 NEO Connect presented the Broadband Feasibility Study report to the Board of Supervisors, Financial Considerations, County of El Dorado Broadband Models. The report focused on financial analysis and options related to implementing a Broadband strategy in El Dorado County (Legistar #18-1289).

Based on direction from the Board during the presentation on September 18th, NEO Connect provided a list of tasks related to the Feasibility Study that require further research and analysis in order to finalize and fine tune funding options and fiscal impact of deploying a gigabit fiber strategy throughout E...

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