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AI- 77277 Purchasing Department     20. E. 1.    
CC REGULAR AGENDA SPECIAL MTG IT Department  
Meeting Date: 09/15/2020  
Submitted For: Marty Salazar Submitted By: Tanya Delira, PURCHASING DEPT.
Department: PURCHASING DEPT.  

Information
CAPTION
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.
BACKGROUND
CARES Act Relief Funds will be applicable on through 12-31-20 where applicable and thereafter HC will need to have a budget from which to make said expenditures.

Fiscal Impact
CALENDAR YEAR: ACCT. #:
FUNDS AVAILABLE Y/N?: MATCHING FUNDS Y/N?:
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
CARES Act Relief Funds will be applicable through 12-31-20 and thereafter Hidalgo County will have to have a budget to continue to fund this contract.
Attachments
Agenda Briefing
Legals Approval
Master Service Agreement

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Yolanda Velasquez Yolanda Velasquez 09/04/2020 04:47 PM
Purchasing - Internal Marty Salazar 09/11/2020 05:39 PM
Purchasing - Internal Marty Salazar 09/11/2020 05:39 PM
Final Approval Monica Salinas 09/11/2020 06:57 PM
Form Started By: Tanya Delira Started On: 09/04/2020 03:11 PM
Final Approval Date: 09/11/2020

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