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File #: 20-1510   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO REAFFIRM sole brand, sole source standardization of Microsoft Corporation Licenses, Software Assurance, Microsoft 365 and Azure Subscription Services, Software Maintenance, Government Client Cloud Services, Premier Support, direct Microsoft Consulting Services and other Microsoft general user products such as Project and Visio, for the County's information technology infrastructure, for all Broward County agencies and offices to purchase direct from Microsoft Corporation or through its current authorized reseller at the time of purchase.
Indexes: Established Commission Goals
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Sole Brand Memorandum
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: George Tablack
Department: Finance and Administrative Services Division: Purchasing

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO REAFFIRM sole brand, sole source standardization of Microsoft Corporation Licenses, Software Assurance, Microsoft 365 and Azure Subscription Services, Software Maintenance, Government Client Cloud Services, Premier Support, direct Microsoft Consulting Services and other Microsoft general user products such as Project and Visio, for the County's information technology infrastructure, for all Broward County agencies and offices to purchase direct from Microsoft Corporation or through its current authorized reseller at the time of purchase.

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Why Action is Necessary
In accordance with the Broward County Procurement Code, Section 21.54.c, the Board is required to approve all standardizations over the award authority of the Director of Purchasing; and Section 21.43, the Board is required to approve all contracts for supplies or services of more than five years.

What Action Accomplishes
Standardizes Microsoft Corporation products, services and consulting services, which are utilized across all Broward County Agencies.

Is this Action Goal Related
Yes

Previous Action Taken
None.

Summary Explanation/Background
THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT/ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND THE PURCHASING DIVISION RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE MOTION.

This item supports the Board's Value of "Consistently delivering responsive, efficient, quality services to the public and internal customers"; and its Goal to "Build into every process and service effective checks and balances that do not cause inefficiency, but rather ensure consistency, continuity, and quality".

The purpose of this action is to reaffirm the standardization of Microsoft as approved by the Board on July 9, 2002 (Item No. 15) and reaffirmed by the Board on September 27, 2011 (Item No. 40) a...

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