ADOPTED - MARCH 11, 2003
Agenda Item No. 8
Introduced by the County Services and Finance Committees of the:
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT FOR SERVICES BETWEEN INGHAM COUNTY AND AMERITECH/SBC TO PROVIDE LOCAL DIAL TONE SERVICE
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorized Alliance Telecommunications Incorporated to review the County's monthly phone bills to determine if there were potential cost savings; and
WHEREAS, quotes were received from six vendors for providing local dial tone services to the County; and
WHEREAS, Alliance Telecommunications Incorporated, having completed its review, recommended that we renegotiate the County's current contract with Ameritech/SBC for the purpose of achieving cost savings in our local dial tone services; and
WHEREAS, Alliance Telecommunications Incorporated, based upon a complete and thorough evaluation, estimated that the County may save up to $49,000 annually by entering a new contract with Ameritech/SBC that would reduce the cost per minute for intralata phone calls from $0.2623 to $0.0350 and the cost per minute for local calls from $0.0892 to $0.0496.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Ingham County will enter a 36-month contract with Ameritech/SBC for the continuation of our local dial tone service.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners authorize the County Attorney to investigate the possibility of the County receiving a rebate from SBC/Ameritech.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorize the Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners and the County Clerk to sign any necessary contract documents prepared as to form by the County Attorney.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Holman, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Nevin
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 3/4/03
FINANCE: Yeas: Grebner, Swope, Hertel, Thomas, Minter
Nays: None Absent: Dedden Approved 3/5/03