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File #: 22-5264    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Amendment Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request that the County Judge execute an amendment to an agreement with Gartner, Inc. in the additional amount of $174,704 for additional licenses for subscription-based research and related services for Universal Services - Technology in connection with a State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Cooperative Contract.
Attachments: 1. 22-5264 Agreement Gartner, Inc.
Department: Purchasing
Department Head/Elected Official: DeWight Dopslauf

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Amendment

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Gartner, Inc.

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - project was awarded prior to launch of County's M/WBE Program

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request that the County Judge execute an amendment to an agreement with Gartner, Inc. in the additional amount of $174,704 for additional licenses for subscription-based research and related services for Universal Services - Technology in connection with a State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Cooperative Contract.
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Background and Discussion:
Universal Services is entering into a long-term contractual relationship with Gartner, Inc. for the provision of consulting services which include organization structure, operational process for IT, applications, new hardware and software, infrastructure, cybersecurity, etc. Universal Services first stop in considering new technologies is obtaining the "Magic Quadrant" and meeting with an analyst on the specific topic. In many cases, Gartner has sample RFPs for the organization to use. Gartner is also providing research and education to 40 employees in the organization. These educational efforts allow for managers to get formal research documents (100s downloaded in 2021) on their specific area of expertise and follow up meetings with the research author. Gartner is an extension of the Universal Services staff by providing research and analysis to the entire organization which would be too costly to build in Universal Services.


Expected Impact:
Gartner supplies the following to Universal Services:
1) Gartner as part of the service will provide expertise on pre-contract awards and competitive prices, e.g., Univer...

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