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AI- 6579   4. D. 2.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 09/16/2015  
Rescind the award to Global Tel*Link Corporation (GTL) for RFP 2983-14 Inmate Coinless & Public Coin Telephone Service; discuss/award RFP 2983-14.
Submitted By: Elsa Saenz, Purchasing Department
Department: Purchasing Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Rescind the award to Global Tel*Link Corporation (GTL) for RFP No. 2983-14 Inmate Coinless & Public Coin Telephone Service; discuss/award RFP No. 2983-14 Inmate Coinless & Public Coin Telephone Service.
BACKGROUND
The intent of this RFP is to provide inmate coinless and public coin telephone equipment and service in Nueces County for local, intralata, interlata, and interstate interlata.  The average number of local inmate collect calls made is 48,500 per month. Approximately 114 inmate telephones, 196 visitation telephones, and 10 coin telephones are presently installed on Nueces County properties. The maximum number of inmates that can be placed in a pod at the Main Jail is 72, with 4 phones per pod. The McKinzie Annex can place 48 inmates per pod with 6 phones per pod; there are also 3 dorms that house 56, 58 and 58 inmates respectively and there are 4, 4, and 3 phones respectively per dorm; and lastly, there are 4 remote units with 24 inmates and 4 phones per unit. The contract term will be for one (1) year, with four (4) options to extend for one (1) year each. In the event this contract expires before another contract is awarded, the Contractor shall extend the contract on a month-to-month basis by mutual agreement.
DISCUSSION
There were three proposals received. The current vendor is GTL Corp.

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RFP 2983-14 Proposal Tab

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