A. Discussion, consideration, and action to approve a necessary CARES Act Relief Fund expenditure to cover cost not accounted for in the current budget and cannot be lawfully funded by line item, allotment or allocation, in order to assist with County functions and compliance with public health measures related to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency with establishing a WIFI Project to assist the citizens with distance learning including technical improvements, as well as teleworking capabilities which requires a maintenance and service agreement; the Court having reviewed the Agenda Item Briefing, herein finds that such expenditure is reasonable and necessary for the intended use.;
B. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government Code Section 262.024 (A) (1) an item that must be purchased in a case of public calamity if it is necessary to make the purchase promptly to relieve the necessity of the citizens or to preserve the property of the county; and, (2) an item necessary to preserve or protect the public health or safety of the residents of the county;
C. Approval to enter into a three (3) year Master Service Agreement with SmartCom for the provision of certain services, as set forth therein commencing upon approval and subject to 1295 compliance.