City staff is recommending that the Tallahassee City Commission award a technology contract to a company that was one of the highest bidders of the five companies that provided proposals.
The company, HighStreet IT Solutions, who submitted a price of $2.74 million with their proposal, edged out the second place company, HTC Global Services on a 100 point scoring system that included six categories. The score was 70.37 to 70.15.
However, the second place company – HTC Global Services – submitted a proposal that included a price of $667,000. That price is approximately $2 million less than the winner.
A review of the bids show that the winning company submitted a price that was higher than prices submitted by three other bidders, including HTC Global Services.
How did this happen?
In the City’s scoring system, HighStreet IT Solutions made up the majority of the point deficit due to their higher price by out scoring HTC Global Services 39.15 to 29.79 in the Statement of Work category.
TR reached out to Jonathan Kilpatrick, the Director of Technology and Innovation, for a comment, but have yet to get a response.
The Tallahassee City Commission is scheduled to vote on the staff recommendation at their Wednesday meeting.
City staff created and released an RFP in December 2018, to support and manage the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management System (HCM) and Financial Management System (FMS) hosted in the CenturyLink cloud environment.