Resolution to Approve a Purchase Order to Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) for the Annual Geographic Information System Software Maintenance and License Agreement ($51,600.00)
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve a purchase order for renewal of the annual licensing and maintenance agreement with Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) for the City’s standard software used for the creation, maintenance and access of critical City Geographic Information System (GIS) information and databases.
ESRI software products include ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcSDE, ArcIMS, and other related products and ESRI is the only source from which all ESRI software and maintenance services can be ordered. In addition, ESRI is the sole provider of software maintenance for all ESRI products including technical support, software updates and upgrades, and certain proprietary training classes.
The ArcSDE (Spatial Data Engine) is used to store spatial information in a database environment providing, multi-user access in a very secure environment. ArcIMS (Internet Map Server) publishes this spatial information in an efficient and economical way to a customizable Web-Browser environment. ArcGIS, ArcInfo, and ArcView are instrumental in the creation and maintenance of spatial information as well as in the development of specialized applications for data access.
It is imperative to renew the maintenance agreement with ESRI to receive software updates, access technical support, and retain the proper licenses for use of the software in mission critical City applications. For example, ArcView provides the linkage to GIS data for Cityworks, software use by Public Services and Community Standards for tracking service requests and work orders.
This expenditure is planned for and budgeted in the FY2010 Information Technology Services Fund budget and ESRI received Human Rights and Living Wage compliance approval on October 27,...Click here for full text