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File #: 20-0637   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/30/2020
Title: Award a Three-year Contract to Mountain View Community Television for Management of the Sunnyvale Government Access and Public Access Channels (F20-157)
Attachments: 1. Draft Consultant Services Agreement
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Award a Three-year Contract to Mountain View Community Television for Management of the Sunnyvale Government Access and Public Access Channels (F20-157)

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Approval is requested to award a three-year contract, in an amount not-to-exceed $210,000, to Mountain View Community Television of Sunnyvale for management of the Sunnyvale Government Access Channels KSUN 15 and Channel 26, and to authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for up to two (2) additional years, within budgeted amounts and provided pricing and services remain acceptable.

The proposed contract consists of $55,000 per year for existing broadcast services and $15,000 per year for additional Channel 26 programming.

EXISTING POLICY
Pursuant to Section 2.08.040 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, City Council approval is required for the procurement of goods and/or services exceeding $100,000 in any one transaction.

Further, Section 2.08.070(b)(3) authorizes the purchase of goods and/or services to be exempted from the competitive bidding requirements when the solicitations of bids or proposals would be impractical, unavailing or impossible.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a) as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
Mountain View Community Television (KMVT) is the non-profit organization currently providing broadcast services for Sunnyvale's City Council and Planning Commission meetings. They also have long-standing contracts to provide similar services for the cities of Cupertino, Foster City, Los Altos and Mountain View. KMVT recently moved their business office to Sunnyvale.

KMVT has been performing this service for the City sinc...

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