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File #: 15-13829    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/16/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action:
Title: E-Builder Project Management System
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E-Builder Project Management System

A. Approve the purchase of e-Builder project management software licenses, maintenance, support, and related professional services from a federal contract as authorized by G.S. 143-129 (e)(9a),

B. Approve an amendment to a contract with e-Builder, Inc., a subsidiary of Trimble Inc., for the purchase of e-Builder licenses, maintenance, support, and other professional services for up to four years under GSA Contract GS-35F-408AA, which is currently due to expire on May 30, 2023, and

C. Authorize the City Manager to purchase additional software and services as needed to optimize the city's use of the system and to extend the use of the contract for as long as the federal contract is in effect, at prices and terms that are the same or more favorable than those offered under the federal contract.

Staff Resource(s):
John Lewis, CATS
Kelly Goforth, CATS

Federal Contract Exception:
G.S. 143-129(e)(9a) allows local governments to purchase from contracts established by the United States government, including any federal agency, if the contractor is willing to extend the same or more favorable prices, terms, and conditions as those established under the federal contract.
* The e-Builder system was initially implemented for the LYNX Blue Line Extension project in July 2012 for project cost control and reporting, construction administration, change management, and document control.
* The successful use of e-Builder by CATS led to its adoption by Aviation and Charlotte Water, and e-Builder has been adopted as a component of the City's long-term enterprise technology strategy.
* CATS intends to continue using e-Builder as a best practice project management tool to manage its capital projects, including the LYNX Silver Line Project, as well as to track various internal approval processes.
* City Council approved the original purchase of e-Builder licenses for CATS on July 23, 2012, and on Apr...

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