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File #: 21-619    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/26/2021 In control: Office of Procurement Services
On agenda: 4/28/2021 Final action:
Title: Authorize an increase to the master agreement with Nieman Printing, Inc. for the purchase of printed utility bill inserts for the Water Utilities Department - Not to exceed $138,136, from $552,744.00 to $690,880.00 - Financing: Dallas Water Utilities Fund
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Government Performance and Financial Management
AGENDA DATE: April 28, 2021
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Office of Procurement Services
EXECUTIVE: Elizabeth Reich
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Authorize an increase to the master agreement with Nieman Printing, Inc. for the purchase of printed utility bill inserts for the Water Utilities Department - Not to exceed $138,136, from $552,744.00 to $690,880.00 - Financing: Dallas Water Utilities Fund

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BACKGROUND

This action does not encumber funds; the purpose of a service contract is to establish firm pricing for services, for a specific term, which are ordered on an as needed basis.

This master agreement will continue to provide for the purchase of printed utility bill inserts for the Water Utilities Department's customers to be included with the monthly water bill. Other City departments will also utilize this master agreement by coordinating with the Water Utilities Department for inclusion of their inserts with utility bills. Inserts provided through this agreement are trifold, multi-color, and printed on recycled paper. These inserts are utilized as a method to relay up-to-date information regarding items such as: water conservation, water quality reports, annual Water-Wise seminars and tour, recycling and bulk trash collection, storm water pollution prevention, and spay/neuter services, as well as other initiatives and programs.

Inserts are also posted on the Water Utilities Department's website for customers that receive electronic bills. In 2013, the Water Utilities Department launched the initiative "Go Green Go Paperless" to promote paperless billing and online payment. This initiative is advertised through bill inserts, as a special message on the invoice, on the back of the invoice envelope, at public meetings, and on the City's website. Since 2013, paperless participation has increased by approximately 39 percen...

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