Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/11/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Item
Type: Action
Subject: 18.13 Sole Source Authorization and Consent Form– APPLE, INC.
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Strategic Initiative 5.1 Optimal Operations and Infrastructure
Place priority on educational needs and programs when making fiscal decisions.
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Mt Diablo USD Sole Src.pdf
Glendale USD_Bid Award Notice_10.13.pdf
Glendale USD_Consent Form & Agreements.pdf
Summary: Apple, Inc. provides unique, proprietary software, hardware, services, and support. For many of Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s programs, Apple products have unique functionality that is not available on a competitive product, or provide essential functionality at a lower cost than competitive platforms.

Apple, Inc. does not permit third-party distributors to sell to educational institutions. Instead, the company sells directly to educational institutions, applying standard education and volume discounts. As a sole provider of their products, Apple, Inc. does not participate in competitive bids for public agencies. Therefore, Mt. Diablo Unified School District must designate Apple, Inc. as a sole source provider to continue to purchase products and services.

Apple, Inc. provides unique, proprietary software, hardware, services, and support. For many of Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s programs, Apple products have unique functionality that is not available on a competitive product, or provide essential functionality at a lower cost than competitive platforms.

Apple, Inc. does not permit third-party distributors to sell to educational institutions. Instead, the company sells directly to educational institutions, applying standard education and volume discounts. As a sole provider of their products, Apple, Inc. does not participate in competitive bids for public agencies. Therefore, Mt. Diablo Unified School District must designate Apple, Inc. as a sole source provider to continue to purchase products and services.

In addition to the sole source agreement, Mt. Diablo Unified School District has been tied to Glendale Unified School District's purchasing agreement for pricing on Apple products. Glendale's agreement was recently renewed, which requires signatures from Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Glendale USD_Consent Form & Agreements.pdf). Staff recommendation is to “piggyback” on the Glendale Unified School District by executing the attached Piggyback Consent Form.
Funding:
Fiscal Impact None
Recommendation: Approve Apple, Inc. as a Sole Source provider for its proprietary technology hardware and software, and execute the Piggyback Consent Form.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Joshua Wittman - Director of Technology Support
Signed By:
Joe Estrada-C - Director of Technology
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Deborah Cooksey - Associate General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Nellie Meyer - Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Cheryl Hansen Moved, Member Brian Lawrence seconded to approve the New motion 'Approve Sole Source Authorization and Consent Form for APPLE, INC.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes