The City of Williams Lake has award the contract for the City’s Information Technology and Management Services for the next three years.
Mayor Walt Cobb says before the City restructured several positions in 2014, resulting in the elimination of the IT Manager, the cost was a little over $100,000.
“So it saves a fair amount of money, so that will give us the opportunity to use some of that money. As the Treasurer indicated the hundred and some thousand dollars was still in the budget, but we’ll be able to use some of that money to upgrade some of our services because that was all going to wages before.”
The contract was awarded to O’Netrix Solutions for a three-year term, effective this year through December 31, 2018, at an annual cost of $19,200 ($1,600/mo) plus a 5% increase in both 2017 and 2018.
The monthly fee also includes 24 hours of technical support with any additional hours of support per month to be billed to the City at the rate of $55/hr.
A local company was hired on an hourly basis to undertake all of the City’s IT requirements during the interim period following the restructuring.
A decision was made to extend a Request for Proposals for other IT companies to competitively bid on the three year contract for all the City’s IT needs.
Ten companies has far away as Mississauga, Ontario had applied to the tender.