City of Georgetown, Texas
City Council Regular Meeting
September 10, 2019
Consideration and possible action to approve an annual appropriation of $61,000.00 to Elster Solutions, LLC for IT software maintenance expenses on the City’s advanced metering infrastructure software -- Chris Bryce, IT Director
This item is one of several annual technology maintenance appropriations that are submitted for advanced approval at the beginning of each fiscal year so that invoices may be paid in a timely manner when they are received.
Elster provides the City’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) software, allowing the City to remotely collect utility meter readings. Renewal of the contract is necessary to maintain current updates and support for the AMI software system. This software is considered mission critical.
Maintenance costs for this product are based on the number of utility meters being managed by the software.
All items were budgeted during the FY 2020 budget process. Expenses in the amount of $61,000 will be recorded in account 570-5-0641-51-341 (IT Contracts – Annual Contracts). The purchase qualifies as a proprietary exception because it is a renewal of maintenance on a previously purchased product.
Chris Bryce, IT Director