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File #: 21-1097    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/28/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Child Support Services recommending the Board approve the continuation of the following perpetual agreements: 1) Agreement 3276 with West Publishing for the use of Dissomaster software for calculating child support obligations for a not-to-exceed amount of $550 in FY 2021-22; and 2) Agreement 3113 with Stamps.com for postage meters and software for a not-to-exceed amount of $450 in FY 2021-22. FUNDING: State and Federal Child Support funds.
Attachments: 1. A - 3276 Dissomaster agreement, 2. B - 3113 Stamps.com terms and conditions
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Child Support Services recommending the Board approve the continuation of the following perpetual agreements:
1) Agreement 3276 with West Publishing for the use of Dissomaster software for calculating child support obligations for a not-to-exceed amount of $550 in FY 2021-22; and
2) Agreement 3113 with Stamps.com for postage meters and software for a not-to-exceed amount of $450 in FY 2021-22.

FUNDING: State and Federal Child Support funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In reviewing the above items that were previously entered as subscriptions, it was determined that they would qualify as perpetual agreements. Board of Supervisors Policy C-17, Section 4.5, Contract Term, requires departments to obtain authorization from the Board of Supervisors, initially, and on an annual basis, to use any contract that does not have a stated agreement term. The terms of service for each above mentioned perpetual agreement are included as attachments.

Since the implementation of FENIX, each perpetual agreement must have a change order executed to allocate funding for payments in the upcoming fiscal year. This matter is intended to apprise the Board of the perpetual agreements listed above, and recommend the Board authorize the Purchasing Agent to post a change order for each ongoing perpetual agreement to ensure availability of funding in FY 2021-22.

The Dissomaster software provided by West Publishing is used by public and private attorneys for calculating child support obligations. It is the primary tool used by private attorneys and the courts for determining child support amounts and is the preferred tool for calculating additional child support obligations on court orders that require additional support when the person paying support receives bonuses or commissions. The price for this software is $44.50 per month. The Department is requesting a total not-to-exceed amount of $550.

The Stamps.com agreement allows for the use of a Stamps.com postal meter and on...

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