ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

22.

AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE FOR LEASING OF WORKSTATIONS (LAPTOPS)

 

Meeting Date:

June 21, 2021

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

General Manager

Program/

Line Item No.

Information Technology

Leasing Equipment

 

Prepared By:

Suresh Prasad

Cost Estimate:

$60,000 (4 years - $15,000 per year)

 

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on June 14, 2021 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:This action does not constitute a project as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15378.

 

SUMMARY:Due to aging workstations, staff seeks authorization to replace workstations.Currently, the workstations are on different operating platforms and are different age.Some of the workstations are already out of shelf life.This proposal seeks to replace all workstations at the same time which will bring all users on the same operating platform.The proposal is to lease the workstations (laptops) on a four-year cycle.This will create efficiency and productivity for staff.This will eliminate the need to have multiple workstations assigned to managers and supervisors that work from home also assist with hybrid telecommuting.

 

RECOMMENDATION:The Administrative Committee recommends that the Board approve expenditures not-to-exceed $60,000 ($15,000 per year) to lease and install new workstations and pertinent components related to the workstations.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:The FY 2021-2022 Information Technology budget includes funds for these purchases.

BACKGROUND:The Districtís current workstations are operating on different platforms and needs to be replaced to create efficiency and productivity.Current District needs supports all facets of Districtís computing needs including e-mail, Water Demand Database Application, GIS Application, Financial Applications, and numerous other needs.

 

EXHIBITS

None

 

 

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