Admin 04.24.18 Minutes

Attending:

Dale Rush, Eric McMinoway, Anthony Marino, Mike Kamowski, Tony Kerber, Joe Patzin, Kathleen Engstrom, Dimuthu Tilakaratne, Aaron Rosenthal, Jackie Finch, Heather O’Leary, John Fudacz

  • IPHEC AV Contract
    • IPHEC
      • A brief overview of IPHEC and the AV contract were given
      • Noted that a notification from a vendor that the contract is not being renewed at the end of June was received
      • Suggested that there are some concerns about the contract ending and what it means for AV contracts
      • A task force was started under the IGC InfraSec committee to look into the situation
      • Other concerns were voiced
      • Discussion of the previous process for contracts and quotes as well as the proposed new contract
      • Concern was voiced about a single vendor meeting the needs of all state universities
      • Noted that UIC Purchasing is in contact with IPHEC and that pricing came in at the same or lower levels than the current contract
      • Suggested that there may be alternative contract options that UIC could consider
      • Noted that Urbana and the System Offices had also voiced concerns
      • It was asked how the committee could assist in efforts to address this issue
      • Suggested that the task force has wide representation
      • Discussion of maintaining old equipment under new contract