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  1. 1. Request for Proposal (RFP) Software and Implementation Services for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System for the City of St. Charles, Illinois RFP # 08-10-05 Release Date September 5, 2008 Questions Due September 17, 2008 Due Date October 10, 2008, 3:00 PM Central
  2. 2. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services Table of Contents 1.0RFP INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................6 1.1 Introduction............................................................................................................................................6 1.2 About this Project .................................................................................................................................6 1.3 Major Business Drivers.........................................................................................................................7 1.4 Project Scope..........................................................................................................................................7 1.5 Notice To Proposers ..............................................................................................................................7 1.6 Purpose of Request for Proposal .........................................................................................................8 1.7 Guidelines.............................................................................................................................................8 1.8 Inquiries..............................................................................................................................................10 1.9 System Selection Consultant ............................................................................................................10 1.10 Discussion of Proposals.....................................................................................................................11 1.11 Assignment.........................................................................................................................................11 1.12 Tentative Procurement Schedule.....................................................................................................11 1.13 Evaluation Criteria............................................................................................................................12 1.14 Revision to the RFP...........................................................................................................................12 1.15 Project Governance and Evaluation Structure...............................................................................13 1.16 Overview of the Evaluation Process.................................................................................................13 2.0DETAILED SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS..............................................................15 1.17 Proposal Submission Instructions....................................................................................................15 1.18 RFP Amendments............................................................................................................................16 1.19 Proposal Format and Content..........................................................................................................16 1.20 Introductory Material...................................................................................................................16 1.21 Executive Summary .......................................................................................................................17 1.22 Scope of Services .............................................................................................................................17 PAGE 2 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  3. 3. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 1.23 Company Background ...................................................................................................................18 1.24 Proposed Application Software and Computing Environment.................................................18 1.25 Responses to Functional Requirements...........................................................................................19 1.26 Implementation Plan.........................................................................................................................20 1.27 Training Plan......................................................................................................................................21 1.28 Maintenance and Support Program...............................................................................................22 1.29 Essay Responses.................................................................................................................................22 1.30 Client References...............................................................................................................................24 1.31 Exceptions to the RFP.......................................................................................................................24 1.32 Sample Documents.............................................................................................................................24 1.33 Price Proposal....................................................................................................................................25 3.0CURRENT ENVIRONMENT.......................................................................................26 1.34 Number of Users................................................................................................................................26 1.35 Likely Interfaces: ..............................................................................................................................27 1.36 Data Conversion: ..............................................................................................................................28 1.37 Current Applications.........................................................................................................................29 1.38 Technical environment.....................................................................................................................30 1.39 City IT Staff and Skills......................................................................................................................32 1.40 Current Functional Statistics............................................................................................................33 4.0CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS.................................................................35 1.41 Applicability.......................................................................................................................................35 1.42 Payment Terms..................................................................................................................................35 1.43 Software License................................................................................................................................35 1.44 Software Maintenance Fees..............................................................................................................35 1.45 Additional Users and Modules..........................................................................................................36 1.46 Delivery of the Project Plan and other key deliverables................................................................36 PAGE 3 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  4. 4. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 36 1.47 Services and Statement of Work......................................................................................................36 36 1.48 Documentation and Copyright.........................................................................................................36 1.49 City Property......................................................................................................................................36 37 1.50 Intellectual Property Rights............................................................................................................37 1.51 Covenants Against Contingent Fees.................................................................................................37 38 1.52 Changes ..............................................................................................................................................38 1.53 Laws and Regulations.......................................................................................................................38 1.54 Disputes .............................................................................................................................................38 1.55 Indemnification Agreement..............................................................................................................38 39 1.56 Warranty............................................................................................................................................39 1.57 Insurance Requirements...................................................................................................................40 1.58 Termination for Default or for Convenience of the City ............................................................40 1.59 The City Mandatory Contract Provisions.......................................................................................41 1.60 Nonappropriation of Funds..............................................................................................................42 1.61 certificate of Compliance...................................................................................................................42 1.62 Equal Opportunity Employer...........................................................................................................42 1.63 Certificate of non-disqualification....................................................................................................42 1.64 Provisions of St. Charles Municipal Code.......................................................................................42 1.65 certificate of compliance with safety standards..............................................................................42 1.66 Certificate of compliance with public act 87-1257 of the illinois human rights act.....................43 ATTACHMENT 1: RFP SUBMITTAL CHECKLIST .....................................................44 PAGE 4 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  5. 5. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services ATTACHMENT 2: SOFTWARE REFERENCE FORM...................................................45 ATTACHMENT 3: IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES REFERENCE FORM.................46 ATTACHMENT 4: THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE REFERENCE FORM ......................47 ATTACHMENT 5: REQUIREMENTS MATRICES.........................................................48 ATTACHMENT 6: COST SPREADSHEETS..................................................................49 ATTACHMENT 7: STAFFING MATRICES.....................................................................50 ATTACHMENT 8: COMPANY BACKGROUND.............................................................51 ATTACHMENT 9 – MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT...................................................53 ATTACHMENT 10 – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS..................................................54 ATTACHMENT 11 – NOTARIZED SIGNATURE PAGE................................................56 ATTACHMENT 12 – CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE OF ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES, CH. 65, SEC. 11-42.1-1 .............................................................................57 ATTACHMENT 13 – CERTIFICATE OF NON-DISQUALIFICATION UNDER ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES, CH. 720, SEC. 33E-11...........................................................58 ........................................................................................................................................58 ATTACHMENT 14 – CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY STANDARDS .........................................................................................................................................59 ATTACHMENT 15 – CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC ACT 87-1257 OF THE ILLINOIS HUMAN RIGHTS ACT......................................................................60 PAGE 5 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  6. 6. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 1.0RFP Introduction 1.1 INTRODUCTION The City of St. Charles (the “City”) hereby requests proposals from qualified firms for software and implementation services for an enterprise resource planning system to be provided in accordance with terms, conditions and specifications established herein. The general scope for this project includes: financial management, human resources, payroll, and revenue (cashiering and fees). A detailed listing of project scope is listed in section 1.4 of this RFP. The City has hired the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) to facilitate the selection process. An internal City project team is overseeing the entire selection process. 1.2 ABOUT THIS PROJECT The City of St. Charles is a home rule municipality with an Aldermanic form of government. St. Charles is located 35 miles west of the City of Chicago in both DuPage and Kane counties with a population of approximately 32,000 residents. The City has been operating its financial transactions on the Decision Master system (iSeries) for approximately 25 years and its human resource applications have operated on the Lawson ERP system (iSeries) since 2001. In addition to these two primary systems, the City utilizes a series of standalone applications for other business functions. Standalone applications include custom, in-house developed systems, Access databases, Excel spreadsheets or best of breed applications, which are not fully integrated with the Decision Master or Lawson systems. Many of these standalone systems store fragmented and duplicate data. After the completion of a review of functional gaps in the current business systems, the City decided to proceed with the competitive review of ERP solutions, regardless of platform. The City is committed to procuring a fully-integrated system for its financial and HR needs. Table 1.1 –Background Statistics Background Summary Population 31,834 Number of Employees 270 full-time 90 part-time Operating Budget Total Budget: $141,217,000 General Corporate Fund - $46,113,400; Enterprise Funds - $62,665,100; Capital Projects - $11,540,300; Other Funds - $20,898,200 Fiscal Year May 1 to April 30 PAGE 6 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  7. 7. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 1.3 MAJOR BUSINESS DRIVERS • Enhance Organizational Capacity • Increase Organizational Efficiency • Streamlined Systems Utilized to their Capacity • Improved Access to Information and Stronger Decision Support Capabilities • Strategic Information Systems Involvement • Support the Information Needs of Executive Staff and City Council 1.4 PROJECT SCOPE The scope for this procurement is listed in the chart below. Table 1.2 – Project Scope Financials General Ledger/Budget Control Budget Development and Management Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable and Cashiering Purchasing Fixed Assets Project/Grant Accounting Work Order Management Inventory Management Cash and Investment Management Human Resources/Payroll Personnel Administration Benefits Administration Payroll Time and Attendance Applicant Tracking Grievance Tracking Employee Self-Service Manager Self-Service The City seeks to implement a "vanilla" software package and to limit the amount of modification to the base application and minimize impact to ongoing operations. 1.5 NOTICE TO PROPOSERS It is necessary for proposers to read the information contained in this RFP to understand how to submit proposals, e.g., what documents must be included, and what legal obligations are being agreed to by the proposer by providing a successful proposal. Failure to carefully read and understand this RFP may cause the proposal to be out of compliance, rejected by the City, or legally obligate the proposer to more than it may realize. Information obtained by the proposer from any officer, agent or employee of the City shall not affect the risks or obligations assumed by the proposer or relieve the proposer from fulfilling any of the RFP conditions or any subsequent contract conditions. Only the format and documents included with PAGE 7 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  8. 8. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services this RFP will be accepted as compliant for the submitted proposal. Failure to completely fill out all required attachments may result in disqualification. 1.6 PURPOSE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL This RFP is for the purpose of procuring a solution to meet the financial, human resource, and other administrative functions of the City as defined in this RFP. The City is open to any type of solution that would meet its needs. This RFP has been compiled for the purpose of providing information, requirements, specifications, guidelines, and other data to be used by proposers who wish to submit a proposal for consideration. 1.7 GUIDELINES By virtue of submitting a proposal, interested parties are acknowledging: 7.1.1 This RFP is a request to purchase or otherwise acquire rights to use software and professional services required to implement/train new users on the software. As such, proposals from implementation firms alone or software firms without an implementation mechanism will not be considered. 7.1.2 The City will consider only software firms, not their implementation partners or third-party partners, to be the primary point of contact throughout this proposal process. If all products and services are not provided by one firm, firms are expected to partner to submit a joint proposal. Following contract negotiations, the primary implementation firm will be the prime point of contact for the project, and once the ERP System is implemented, the City will consider the primary implementation firm the single point of contact for service-related issues. 7.1.3 The software firm must be the entity providing the responses to the detailed functional requirements (Attachment 5). If the implementation firm disagrees with how a software firm expects to meet a specific requirement, it should use the comment field (or a separate document, if necessary) to note the disagreement. Both the software and implementation firm(s) will be required to warrant the license and services agreement to the requirement responses. For this reason it is important that the requirement matrix be evaluated carefully. 7.1.4 In the event that a software firm submits multiple proposals using different implementation firms, it must keep its pricing and responses to the functional requirements the same across all of the proposals. It is the responsibility of the software firm to ensure that pricing and responses are represented in the exact same manner in all proposals. Proposals with variance among the software vendor’s submitted pricing or requirements responses may be eliminated from further consideration at the discretion of the City. 7.1.5 The City reserves the right to reconsider any proposal submitted at any stage of the procurement. It also reserves the right to meet with select proposers at any time to gather additional information. Furthermore, the City reserves the right to delete or add functionality (i.e., modules and components) until the final contract signing. PAGE 8 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  9. 9. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 7.1.6 All third-party solutions proposed as part of this package are subject to the same guidelines of this RFP, unless otherwise stated. The software firm will serve as the prime contact for all work related to this RFP and the procurement process. 7.1.7 The City expects to enter separate agreements for software and professional services (if implementation firm is different from the software firm). If the City is not satisfied with the qualifications, cost, or experience of the implementation firm or any third-party solution, it reserves the right to request that the software firm implement its own software or propose a new implementation firm. If the City is not satisfied with the quality or experience of the implementation firms being proposed, the City also reserves the right to select the software product as the only part of this procurement, and to issue another RFP for implementation services. All firms submitting proposals, by virtue of doing so, are recognizing that the City retains this option. 7.1.8 Pricing must be submitted on a “not-to-exceed” basis. For implementation services under a not-to-exceed arrangement, the City compensates the vendor on the basis of major deliverables to be identified in the development of the statement of work. If there is a “residual” amount at the end of the project (the difference between total implementation contract amount and actual total costs), the City will retain the difference by not spending the funds. In contrast, if the implementation cost ceiling is exceeded, the vendor is to finish the work at no additional compensation, unless the City does not meet specific assumptions outlined in the proposal. Proposers are to provide all work effort needed to meet the detailed functional requirements as part of their proposal on Attachment 6 (Costs) and Attachment 7 (Staffing Matrix). Finally, the City reserves the right to ask proposers to resubmit proposal pricing on either a fixed fee basis or a combination of fixed and not-to-exceed basis. All firms submitting proposals are encouraged to submit the most competitive proposal possible as the failure to do so may lead to elimination prior to software demonstrations. 7.1.9 This RFP, its general provisions, and the terms and conditions of this contract shall be incorporated in any Agreement resulting from this solicitation, and the RFP and its terms and conditions, plus attachments shall control unless the Agreement expressly provides otherwise. 7.1.10 The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technicalities and informalities when such waiver is determined by the City to be in the City’s best interest. 7.1.11 When responding to this RFP, please follow all instructions carefully. Please submit proposal contents according to the outline specified and submit all hard copy and /or electronic documents according to the instructions. Failure to follow these instructions may be considered an unresponsive proposal and may result in immediate elimination from further consideration. PAGE 9 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  10. 10. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 1.8 INQUIRIES In an effort to maintain fairness in the process, inquiries concerning this procurement, including questions related to technical issues are to be directed to: Mr. Michael Drake ERP Project Manager City of St. Charles Two East Main Street St. Charles, Illinois 60174 Email: mdrake@stcharlesil.gov Phone: 630-762-7001 All questions concerning the RFP must reference the RFP page number, section heading, and paragraph. The question(s) must be concisely stated and numbered in sequential order. All questions regarding this RFP must be received in writing by no later than September 17, 2008. Answers will be posted on the City’s website on September 24, 2008 upon issue of an addendum at http://www.stcharlesil.gov/departments/finance/rfp. Any officer, agent or employee of the City will NOT accept verbal questions about this RFP. Questions and responses affecting the content of this RFP will be provided to all proposers and posted on the City’s website. If any proposer planning to submit a proposal finds discrepancies in or omissions from the RFP, or is in doubt as to the true meaning of a particular requirement, a request for clarification or correction must be submitted to the contact listed above. Such requests must be delivered, prior to the pre-proposal question deadline as indicated. Proposers are directed specifically NOT to contact any other the City staff other than specified personnel identified in this RFP, for meetings, conferences, or technical discussions related to the RFP. Unauthorized contact of any personnel may be cause for rejection of the proposer’s RFP response. The decision to select a proposal is solely that of the City. The proposer submitting the questions/requests will be responsible for its prompt delivery. Any change in the RFP will be made only by written addendum, duly issued by the City as posted on the website referenced above. It is the proposer’s responsibility to ensure that this website is reviewed for RFP changes prior to the deadlines for submission of the RFP. The City will not be responsible for any other explanations or interpretations. 1.9 SYSTEM SELECTION CONSULTANT The City has retained the services of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for this project. The role of GFOA is to provide information and analytical services to support the procurement process. The decision to select software and services suppliers is solely that of the City. PAGE 10 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  11. 11. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 1.10DISCUSSION OF PROPOSALS The City may conduct discussions with any proposer who submits a proposal. Proposers must be available for a presentation to the City on specific dates if selected for software demonstrations and/or discovery (pre-contract negotiations). 1.11ASSIGNMENT The proposer may not reassign any award made as the result of this RFP, without prior written consent from the City, whose sole discretion may not be challenged or disputed. 1.12TENTATIVE PROCUREMENT SCHEDULE Table 1.3 Tentative Procurement and Implementation Schedule September 5, 2008 RFP Released by the City September 17, 2008 Last day Proposer Questions Accepted Regarding Proposal September 24, 2008 Responses to Proposer Questions Published on City website October 10, 2008 Proposals Due – 3:00 PM Central Time November - December 2008 Up to three Proposers Elevated for Software Demonstrations January 12 – 15, 2009 Software Demonstration #1 January 19 – 22, 2009 Software Demonstration #2 January 26 – 29, 2009 Software Demonstration #3 February 2009 Semifinalist Proposers Elevated February 2009 Discovery Sessions Completed (up to 2 days per Proposer) February 2009 The City Identifies the Final Proposer for Contract Negotiations April 2009 Complete Negotiations and Statement of Work with Finalist 12.1.1 Software demonstrations will be held on-site at the city’s facilities and cover all functional areas listed in this RFP. Proposer demonstrations are an integral part of the selection process. Proposers that cannot demonstrate their software during the dates prescribed by the City may be eliminated and other proposers elevated. The agenda and software demonstration scripts will be distributed to proposers that have been short-listed for software demonstrations approximately two-three weeks in advance of the demonstrations. PAGE 11 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  12. 12. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 12.1.2 Discovery sessions will consist of additional software demonstrations as well as a more detailed discussion of implementation methodology and specific proposed roles during implementation. Discovery sessions are also considered “pre-negotiations” and will include a discussion of proposed contract terms and conditions. Discovery sessions will also be on-site at the City’s facilities. 1.13EVALUATION CRITERIA The City will review all proposals received as part of a documented evaluation process. For each decision point in the process, the City will evaluate proposers according to specific criteria and will then elevate a certain number of proposers to compete in the next level. Proposers not elevated may be elevated at a later date. The sole purpose of the proposal evaluation process is to determine which solution best meets the City’s needs. The evaluation process is not meant to imply that one proposer is superior to any other, but rather that the selected proposer can provide the best solution for the City’s current and future needs based on the information available and the City’s best efforts of determination. The proposal evaluation criteria should be viewed as standards that measure how well a proposer’s approach meets the desired requirements and needs of the City. The criteria that will be used to evaluate proposals may include, but are not limited to the following: 13.1.1 Quality of proposal 13.1.2 Conformance with RFP guidelines and submittal requirements 13.1.3 Compatibility with the City’s desired functional and technical requirements 13.1.4 Compatibility with current and future technological infrastructure 13.1.5 Proposed implementation strategy and plan 13.1.6 Cost (both cost of the project and ongoing costs) 13.1.7 Public sector experience and qualifications of proposed staff 13.1.8 Software demonstrations and implementation proposer interviews 13.1.9 Compatibility with the City’s proposed contract terms and conditions 13.1.10 References and site visits (If required) The City reserves the right to determine the suitability of proposals on the basis of any or all of these criteria or other criteria not included in the above list. 1.14REVISION TO THE RFP The City reserves the right to revise the RFP prior to the date that Proposals are due. Revisions to the RFP shall be e-mailed to all potential proposers and posted to the city’s website at http://www.stcharlesil.gov/departments/finance/rfp. The City reserves the right to extend the date by which the Proposals are due. This RFP does not commit the City to award a contract, to defray any costs incurred in the preparation of a Proposal pursuant to this RFP, or to procure or contract for work. All Proposals submitted in response to this RFP become the property of the City and public records, and as such, may be subject to public review. PAGE 12 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  13. 13. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services The City reserves the right to cancel, in part or in its entirety, this RFP, including, but not limited to: selection schedule, submittal date, and submittal requirements. If the City cancels or revises this RFP, all proposers will be notified in writing by the City. The City reserves the right to request additional information and/or clarifications from any or all proposers to this RFP. 1.15PROJECT GOVERNANCE AND EVALUATION STRUCTURE The City will use the following three-tiered structure for the evaluation of the software and implementation services proposals received in response to this RFP. 15.1.1 Project Sponsor: The City’s Project Sponsor will play the main “governance” role on the project and will make a final recommendation to the City Council. The Project Sponsor will base its recommendation(s) on input from the Proposal Evaluation Team, as well as its own assessment of the proposed solutions. 15.1.2 Executive Steering Committee (ESC): The ESC is responsible for developing the vision for the project in alignment with the County’s long-term goals and objectives as well as setting priorities, approving the project scope, and resolving organization- wide issues. The ESC is also responsible for promoting and marketing the project throughout the organization. 15.1.3 Proposal Evaluation Team: The Proposal Evaluation Team (the “Evaluation Team”) will be responsible for tasks such as reviewing and evaluating all received proposals, participating in meetings to elevate proposals at each decision point, attending all software demonstrations, and participating in any other evaluation tasks that may be required, such as site visits. The Evaluation Team’s objective is to make a recommendation on a final proposer to the Steering Committee. 15.1.4 End User Team: The End User Team will consist of subject matter experts from the various City departments and stakeholders who have knowledge of specific business processes and are interested in assisting with the evaluation process. The End User Team will support the Evaluation Team during the evaluation process by participating in activities such as the review and evaluation of software demonstrations. 1.16OVERVIEW OF THE EVALUATION PROCESS Submitted proposals will be evaluated by the Evaluation Team. During the evaluation process, the City reserves the right, where it may serve the best interest of the City, to request additional information or clarification from firms submitting proposals. At the discretion of the City, firms submitting proposals may be asked to make oral presentations as part of the evaluation process. PAGE 13 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  14. 14. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services The City will use a competitive process based upon elevating a certain number of proposers to compete against each other at different levels (stages) of the process. The City recognizes that if a proposer fails to meet expectations during any part of the process, the City reserves the right to proceed with the remaining proposers or to elevate a proposer that was not elevated before. 16.1.1 Selection of proposers at each level will follow the description outlined in the table below. Selection of the final proposer will be based upon this process. The City reserves the right to change the selection process at any time during the procurement process. 16.1.2 The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for any reason and then seek new proposals or take other action. 16.1.3 The opening will acknowledge receipt of the Proposals only; details concerning pricing or the offering will not be announced. All proposals submitted shall become public record upon an announcement of a recommended award. To protect any confidential information contained in their Proposal, companies must invoke the exemptions to disclosure provided by law in response to the RFP, and must identify the data and other material to be protected, and must state the reasons why such exclusion from public disclosure is necessary. Failure by the bidder to strictly comply with the requirements of state law on the protection of confidential and/or trade secret information may result in disclosure of such information. 16.1.4 See Table 1.4 for Proposal Selection Steps Table 1.4 Proposal Selection Steps Level Description Maximum Number of Proposers Level 1 Ability to meet base submittal requirements NA Level 2 Detailed proposal evaluation NA Software demonstrations, reference checks, and implementation Level 3 Three (3) proposer interviews Level 4 Discovery sessions & software demonstrations, customer site-visits Two (2) Level 5 Final contract negotiations One (1) PAGE 14 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  15. 15. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 2.0Detailed Submittal Requirements 1.17PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS The Proposal must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. (LOCAL TIME) on October 10, 2008 at the following address: Michael Drake City of St. Charles Two East Main Street St. Charles, Illinois 60174 Proposals are to be submitted in sealed packages with the following information clearly marked on the outside of each package: • Name of responder • Project title: “Software and Implementation Services for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System” • RFP #08-10-05 Failure to comply with the requirements of this RFP may result in disqualification. Proposals received subsequent to the time and date specified above will not be considered Please note the following as part of the submittal process: 17.1.1 Submission of the proposal by the proposer constitutes acceptance by the proposer of terms, conditions, and requirements set forth herein. 17.1.2 Any exceptions to the specifications established herein shall be listed in detail on a separate sheet and attached hereto. Exceptions to the RFP will not automatically eliminate the proposal. 17.1.3 Proposals not conforming to the instructions provided herein will be subject to disqualification at the sole option of the City. 17.1.4 Proposers are required to submit four (4) hard copies of the technical and price proposal and two electronic (2) copies of the technical and price proposal. Price proposal (both hard copies and electronic copies) must be in a separate sealed package. Hard copies must include submittal letter signed by authorized agent of the proposer which clearly identifies each firm involved in the proposal and appropriate contact information for each. 17.1.5 Use the Submittal Checklist (Attachment 1) to ensure that all required documents, forms, and attachments have been completed and submitted as instructed. 17.1.6 The City reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any ideas in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. PAGE 15 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  16. 16. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 17.1.7 By submitting a proposal the proposer is providing a guarantee to the City that, if chosen, it will be able to provide the proposed products and services during the period of time discussed in the RFP. 17.1.8 There is no expressed or implied obligation for the City to reimburse proposers for any expenses incurred in preparing proposals in response to this RFP or any expenses incurred by the proposer in providing a demonstration of its product in a place determined by the City. 1.18 RFP AMENDMENTS If it becomes evident that this RFP must be amended, the City will issue a formal written amendment and post to the City’s Web Site: http://www.stcharlesil.gov/departments/finance/rfp. 1.19PROPOSAL FORMAT AND CONTENT So that competing proposals can be compared equally, proposers must assemble their proposals in strict adherence to the layout requirements. Failure to follow all proposal layout requirements may result in disqualification due to non-responsiveness. Each proposer is required to submit the proposal in a sealed package. Proposals should be prepared as simply as possible and provide a straightforward, concise description of the proposed products and services to satisfy the requirements of the RFP. Attention should be given to accuracy, completeness, and clarity of content. All parts, pages, figures, and tables should be numbered and clearly labeled. The proposal should be organized into the following major sections: Introductory Material (Title Page, Letter of Transmittal, and Table of Contents) 1.0 Executive Summary 2.0 Scope of Services 3.0 Company Background (including most recent audited financial statements) 4.0 Proposed Application Software and Computing Environment 5.0 Responses to Functional/Technical Requirements 6.0 Implementation Plan 7.0 Training Plan 8.0 Maintenance and Support Program 9.0 Essay Responses 10.0 Client References 11.0 Exceptions to the RFP 12.0 Sample Documents 13.0 Required Attachments 14.0 Price Proposal (To be submitted in a separate sealed envelope, see section 2.17) 1.20 INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL The Title Page must show the RFP number, subject, name of the proposer, address, telephone number, email address and the date. Letter of Transmittal, executed by an authorized representative, and Table of Contents must also be included. PAGE 16 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  17. 17. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 1.21 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Proposal Section 1.0) This part of the response to the RFP should be limited to a brief narrative summarizing the proposal. The summary should contain as little technical jargon as possible and should be oriented toward non-technical personnel. 1.22 SCOPE OF SERVICES (Proposal Section 2.0) This section of the proposal should include a general discussion of the proposer’s overall understanding of the project and the scope of work proposed. 22.1.1 List and describe all proposed modules. Proposer must explicitly state the software module name and versions that are proposed as part of this ERP solution. All modules should be listed on Attachment 6 (Costs) and included in the price proposal.  All functional requirements that are responded to with a positive response (anything except “N”) will be considered to be in scope. Proposal, including price and staffing requirements, must address all of these requirements.  Proposers may indicate some modules as “optional.” Optional modules should not be included in the overall price proposal, however, prices for optional modules (including software license and implementation) should be provided. If a module required to fulfill some requirements is listed as optional, the appropriate response code is “N.” Proposers should then indicate in the comments column that module is available but optional. 22.1.2 What are the proposed third-party applications? (The proposer shall explicitly state the name of any third-party products that are part of the proposed solution to the City or any third-party firms providing services for implementation, training, or other services. For each third-party product or service provider there should be a statement about whether the proposer’s contract will/will not encompass the third-party product/service and/or whether the City will have to contract on its own for the product.  The proposer should also provide written proof that it has approved access to the third-party software source code (owned or in escrow) and that the proposer has the ability to provide long-term support for the third-party software components of its system.  Proposers must include the price for any third-party products, including software license, hardware prices (if pertinent), maintenance, implementation, training, and any other related prices in the total price of this proposal. Third-party software included in the proposal must be included in any demonstration of functionality if the proposer is invited to that phase of the evaluation.  If third-party products or services are proposed, proposers must complete Attachment 4 (Third Party References) for each third-party product or service that is proposed. PAGE 17 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  18. 18. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 22.1.3 Please confirm the data conversions that have been proposed. The City expects proposers to include all conversions listed in section 3.3 of the RFP 22.1.4 Please confirm all interfaces that have been proposed. The City expects proposers to include an interface to all systems listed in section 3.2. If proposers do not include all interfaces, please provide an explanation. 22.1.5 Please list all customizations/enhancements to the software that have been proposed as part of scope. Customizations listed here should accommodate all functional requirements in Attachment 5 listed as “CU.” If customizations are not part of scope, the correct response to the functional requirements should be “N.”  The City understands that estimating costs and effort required to provide customizations is difficult given the limited amount of information provided in this RFP. The City understands that these numbers may need to be revised at a later stage in the procurement process, but ask the proposer make an effort to identify these customizations now. 1.23 COMPANY BACKGROUND (Proposal Section 3.0) Each proposal must provide information about any firm involved with this proposal including the software vendor, implementation vendor, and/or any third party vendors so that the City can evaluate the proposer’s stability and ability to support the commitments set forth in response to the RFP. The City, at its discretion, may require a proposer to provide additional support or clarify requested information. 23.1.1 Complete the company background form (Attachment 8) 23.1.2 Proposers must provide a copy of the latest audited financial statements 1.24 PROPOSED APPLICATION SOFTWARE AND COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT (Proposal Section 4.0) The proposer must present, in detail, features and capabilities of the proposed application software. In addition to the description, answers to the following questions must be provided in succinct narrative form (at least one paragraph per item): 24.1.1 Please describe the level of modular integration that exists between proposed modules of the base software. Are modules fully integrated? 24.1.2 Please describe the level of integration that exists between proposed third party products and the base software? For example, do the third-party applications share security definitions and similar menu structures? 24.1.3 Please describe workflow tools included in the software PAGE 18 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  19. 19. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 24.1.4 Please describe reporting tools that are proposed. Be sure to describe ad-hoc reporting capabilities. 24.1.5 Please describe any integration to Microsoft Office Products (upload/download from/ to Excel, integration with Microsoft Outlook, etc.) 24.1.6 Complete Attachment 10 (Technical Specifications) 1.25RESPONSES TO FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS (Proposal Section 5.0) Responses to the requirements listed in Attachment 5 to this RFP must be provided in this section of the proposal. Proposers should use the format provided and add explanatory details as necessary in a separate spreadsheet using the requirement number as a reference. The following answer key must be used when responding to the requirements. Table 2.1 – Response to Functional Requirements Provided fully functional out of the box or F CR Custom Report Development Required with configuration (no custom development) Third-party Software Required to Fully Customization/Software Enhancement (Any CU TP Provide Requirement (Third-party Software custom development that will cost extra) Must be Proposed) Provided with Standard Report or Reporting SR N Not Included in this Proposal Tool 25.1.1 Functional requirements represent functionality that is currently needed as well as functionality that is expected or is likely to be required in the future. Failure to provide some requirements or excluding some requirements will not eliminate the proposer from contention. The City will evaluate the proposal as a whole including price/value comparisons when evaluating proposals. 25.1.2 Proposers must use one code only per requirement. The spreadsheet is locked to enforce this. All requirement responses must be submitted in the format presented in the attached spreadsheet (Attachment 5). The requirements responses submitted, including requirement responses, will become attached to the software license and implementation services contract. Proposers are expected to warrant all positive responses (every response except (“N”). 25.1.3 For requirement responses, other than “N,” proposers must indicate the module or product that is required to meet the requirement. 25.1.4 For requirement responses of “CU”, proposers must provide estimated costs and projected time to complete the customization. PAGE 19 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  20. 20. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 25.1.5 All responses which are marked F, CU, CR, SR, or TP must be included in the scope, cost proposal and staffing matrix submitted in this proposal. Furthermore, the module necessary to perform that functionality must be included in the scope and cost of this proposal. 25.1.6 If a module is required for only a few functional requirements and it is not cost- efficient to include in the proposal, the proposer should mark the requirement as “N” and indicate accordingly in the comment field that this module is available but not being included in the proposal. 25.1.7 If functionality is not available, but expected to be available in future versions of the software, the expected release date can be noted in the comments column. 1.26IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (Proposal Section 6.0) The City expects to provide staffing of 50% of the total implementation hours, but reserves the right to alter the mix upon further discussion with proposers. Pricing should assume 50% implementation work effort by the City and 50% work effort by implementation consultants. The proposer must provide a detailed plan for implementing the proposed system. This information MUST include: 26.1.1 Explain in detail the proposed phasing for implementation. Will all modules/functionality be implemented as one phase or multiple phases? Responses should include the following:  Advantages to this approach  Alternative proposed phasing  How will this approach limit the risk that the City is facing during implementation? 26.1.2 Provide methodology for implementation. Methodology shall include estimated timeframe, overview of deliverables, assumptions, and assumed responsibilities. Make sure to include:  Describe the role of the City and proposer staff for interface development.  Describe the role of the City and proposer staff for data conversion.  Describe the role of the City and proposer staff for workflow development  Describe the role of the City and proposer staff for custom report development.  Describe the role of the City and proposer staff for customizations or modifications to the software 26.1.3 Explanation of change management activities proposed. Include description of specific roles of proposer and City staff for change management PAGE 20 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  21. 21. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 26.1.4 Provide overview of services proposed for changing the City’s existing business processes. 26.1.5 Complete Attachment 7 (Staffing Matrix) indicating resources that will be required by the project (both consultant hours and City staff hours) by month for each month of the implementation schedule as described above. Attachment 7 (Staffing Matrix) must be consistent with Attachment 6 (Costs) and other sections of this RFP. The purpose of Attachment 7 is to provide the City with an estimate of resources that will be required for implementation and training. Include an estimate for all activities that would be included in the project plan for all resources. The City reserves the right to alter work effort estimates after further discussion with the vendor. The primary implementation firm will be responsible for providing a project plan and keeping the project plan updated during implementation. 26.1.6 Proposers must complete Attachment 6 (Costs) and submit with price proposal detailing work effort for all implementation activities, data conversions, interfaces, and customizations. Work effort estimates must include work done by the City during implementation and must match work effort estimates provided in Attachment 7 (Staffing Matrix). 26.1.7 Please provide the hourly rate for implementation consultants. 1.27TRAINING PLAN (Proposal Section 7.0) The proposer must provide a detailed plan for training. This information MUST include: 27.1.1 Overview of proposed training plan/strategy, specifying how and when training is to be delivered for both on-site and off-site training, web training services for the core project team, end users, and technology personnel. 27.1.2 Describe the role of City and proposer staff for training including the design and implementation of the training plan, development of training materials, and level of assistance with training. 27.1.3 Complete Attachment 6 (Costs) with information regarding training courses and price for training. 27.1.4 Provide descriptions of classes/courses proposed in the training plan. (The proposer should specify the unit of measure for its training (e.g., units, classes, days, etc.) and define the hours associated with these units of measure.) The proposer must be very clear about exactly what training courses are included in the cost of the proposal and for whom (i.e., HR, Finance, etc.). PAGE 21 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  22. 22. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 27.1.5 Provide options for ongoing training. Please indicate locations, frequencies, and topics for ongoing training. 1.28 MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM (Proposal Section 8.0) The proposal must specify the nature of any post-implementation and on-going support provided by the vendor including: 28.1.1 Complete Attachment 9 (Maintenance and Support) 28.1.2 Please feel free to expand on any questions asked on Attachment 9 by providing more information in this section. 1.29ESSAY RESPONSES (Proposal Section 9.0) The City has some unique questions or business process needs that it would like addressed as part of this RFP. Proposers are required to answer the following questions with as much detailed information as possible. Proposers are strongly encouraged to make sure the response answers the questions and is not comprised of marketing material. These questions may appear again during software presentations and during contract negotiations. 29.1.1 Enterprise Expansion. This ERP Project is part of an ongoing effort by the City to expand and upgrade its operations. It is anticipated that future phases will include Utility Billing, Permitting/Business Licensing and Scheduling (public safety). Please describe the product(s) in these areas that you are accustomed to propose as part of an extended ERP solution. Identify the solution and whether or not it is a third-party product, provide a brief overview of the product and briefly describe its integration with the core ERP system. 29.1.2 Compliance. The City is concerned about meeting existing security regulations (e.g., HIPAA, PCI, etc.) while also providing e-government (e.g., vendor self-service, customer self-service, etc.) capabilities to its constituents. Explain your methodology for maintaining security at these two levels. Provide examples of where you have implemented similar strategies at other public sector clients. Describe processes or tools that will be used to assess compliance during any changes to the system. 29.1.3 Employee Reimbursement. As part of its process analysis, the City is evaluating where the most efficient processing of employee reimbursements (e.g., mileage, tuition, travel, membership dues, etc.) lies. Please identify the most efficient usage of either your system’s accounts payable or payroll processing module to complete this function. Identify the benefits (and cons, if any) of the proposed processing. 29.1.4 Integration. The City expects for its chosen system to be integrated to the greatest extent possible with other components of the system, including third party products. PAGE 22 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  23. 23. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services Please identify each proposed module, including third party products and its level of integration with the remainder of the proposed solution. 29.1.5 Multiple Fiscal Years. The City has several business requirements that address multiple fiscal years (i.e., City Fiscal Year versus Federal Fiscal Year) and multi-year planning (e.g., capital budget planning). Explain how your solution can accommodate multiple fiscal years and the process to reconcile the variances. Provide public sector examples where you have implemented this strategy. 29.1.6 Payroll Calculations. The City has a complex payroll calculation system. Employees can perform certain types of work that are considered “special rate hours.” If salaried, this wage is in addition to their salary. In addition to the answers provided under the Technical Requirements in Attachment 5, please identify the proposed solution’s ability to accommodate the following: 2.1.1.1 Fire or PD employees on full Worker's Comp need to have their Pension deduction automatically changed from deferred to non-deferred. The "normal" pension deduction is deferred. If left as deferred, and the only wages are WC, there would be no taxable wages to deducted from, and therefore, no deduction would be taken; 2.1.1.2 If Assistant Fire Chief, Extra Duty, the hourly wage is their annual salary divided by the Fire union annual hours added to their salary; 2.1.1.3 If Sergeant Holiday Pay, the hourly wage is their annual salary divided by their annual hours (not necessarily 2,080) * 1.5; otherwise, the hourly wage is the employee’s hourly rate, if hourly, or their annual salary divided by their annual hours, if salary, added to their salary; 2.1.1.4 A member of the fire fighter union can get paid for more than 24 hours in a day for such things as call back on a holiday. However, non-special rate hours are limited to 24 hours; 2.1.1.5 A Fire Department employee can act out of rank. Their pay is calculated by determining the difference between their current hourly rate (if salaried, this needs to be calculated per hour based upon the annual hours for the International Association of Fire Fighters) and the lowest step hourly rate for the next highest rank. These hours can be regular, overtime or double time; 2.1.1.6 Wages for shift differential are handled with unique pay codes; they are not defined by employee. This is paid on top of the employee’s normal wages and is a flat amount regardless of the hours worked; and, 2.1.1.7 Wages for Acting Supervisor are handled with unique pay codes; they are not defined by employee. This is paid as an additional hourly amount on top of the employee’s regular wages. There are pay codes for regular, overtime, and double time. 29.1.7 The City has limited IT staff and would like to consider pursuing a hosted solution. Please describe options for a hosted solution and how this would impact the scope of services proposed. Also, please discuss any service level commitments the proposer is willing to make as a result of such an arrangement. PAGE 23 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  24. 24. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 1.30CLIENT REFERENCES (Proposal Section 10.0) The City considers references for both the software and implementation services to be important in its decision to award a contract. Vendors should supply public sector references that will be available to speak with the City or GFOA for approximately 30-60 minutes. The City/GFOA will not call proposers to tell them that their references will be contacted because all references provided will be contacted by the City/GFOA during the selection process. Similarly, the City/GFOA will not work through a proposer’s reference manager to complete a reference. The names, phone numbers and email addresses of the project manager or person with broad knowledge of the project for each reference must be listed. Failure to provide this information may result in the proposer not being elevated to software demonstrations. The City reserves the right to contact additional clients for references, if deemed necessary. 30.1.1 Software Vendors: Using the forms attached to this RFP in Attachment 2 (Software References), software firms should provide five (5) public sector client references. Ideally, references should be similar in size to the City and have a similar implementation scope. Additionally references should be utilizing a recent version of the proposed software. Regional clients are preferred, but the City understands this may be difficult and inability to provide regional clients will NOT impact any evaluation of the proposal. Please inform references that they might be contacted by the City/GFOA. 30.1.2 Implementation Firms: Using the forms attached to this RFP as Attachment 3 (Implementation References) , implementation firms are also expected to provide five (5) public sector references (unless already included in the references for software firms) in which they served as the prime implementer (not a sub-contractor) for past clients who were implementing the proposed software with a comparable scope. References should be for fully completed (live) installations. Please inform references that they might be contacted by the City/GFOA. 30.1.3 Third-Party Software Firms: Using the forms attached to this RFP as Attachment 4 (Third Party References), third-party software vendors or implementation firms providing products or services as part of this RFP should provide at least (5) public sector client references Ideally, references should be similar in size to the City have a similar implementation scope. Please inform references that they might be contacted by the City/GFOA. 1.31EXCEPTIONS TO THE RFP (Proposal Section 11.0) All requested information in this RFP must be supplied. Proposers may take exception to certain requirements in this RFP. All exceptions shall be clearly identified in this section and a written explanation shall include the scope of the exceptions, the ramifications of the exceptions for the City, and the description of the advantages or disadvantages to the City as a result of exceptions. The City, at its sole discretion, may reject any exceptions or specifications within the proposal. 1.32SAMPLE DOCUMENTS PAGE 24 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  25. 25. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services (Proposal Section 13.0) Proposers should include sample copies of the following documents. Although they are sample forms, the documents must contain all material terms so that the City can fairly evaluate the proposer’s forms. 32.1.1 Sample software licensing agreement. 32.1.2 Sample maintenance agreement. 32.1.3 Sample implementation services agreement. 32.1.4 Sample standard reports. 32.1.5 Sample documentation (user guides, training materials, etc.). 32.1.6 Sample implementation project plan. 32.1.7 Sample agreements from third party vendors proposed if the City will be required to contract directly. 1.33PRICE PROPOSAL (Proposal Section 14.0) Proposers should submit price proposal in a separate and sealed packet according to the format provided in Attachment 6 (Costs) to this RFP. Do not cite price anywhere else in the proposal in order to prevent evaluators from viewing this information. The City’s Evaluation Team will review price after evaluating the non-price information in the proposal and prior to selecting the three proposers for software evaluations. 33.1.1 The City reserves the right to contact proposers on price and scope clarification at any time throughout the selection process and negotiation process. 33.1.2 It is important that proposers use the format presented in this RFP even if another format is provided. Attachment 6 (Costs) should include total price for all software, services, and additional costs to acquire all software and services referenced in the proposal including third party prices. If third party products or services are included, do not provide separate versions of Attachment 6 (Costs) for each third-party product. 33.1.3 Do NOT use “To Be Determined” or similar annotations in the cells for cost estimates. The City is asking proposers to estimate prices and hours for all categories with the understanding that they may have to make assumptions. Such assumptions should be stated. Proposers may submit additional pricing sheets as an addendum to the cost template; however the cost template MUST be completed. 33.1.4 The City may award a purchase contract, based on initial offers received without discussion of such offers. A proposer’s initial offer should, therefore, be based on the most favorable terms available. It may also request revised pricing offers from such proposers, and make an award and/or conduct negotiations thereafter. 33.1.5 Attachment 6 (Costs) should be consistent with Attachment 7 (Staffing Matrix) PAGE 25 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  26. 26. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 3.0Current Environment 1.34NUMBER OF USERS While it is difficult for the City to envision exactly who will use the system in what manner in an ERP environment, proposers should utilize the following initial estimates for pricing purposes. The descriptions below are for reference purposes only and are provided as guidelines. They are not intended to be comprehensive, nor limiting. Please also note that the “named” and “concurrent” user columns are intended to be completely overlapping. In other words, each column describes the same user population in a different way, so the proposer should not add the two columns together when totaling the user count. Table 3.1 Number and Type of User Type of User Description Estimated Number of Estimated Number of Named Users Concurrent Users Inquiry Users Utilize the system for inquiry and standard reporting purposes (e.g., looking up account balances, invoice status, 111 20 vendor payments, etc.) Professional Users Enter and revise journal voucher/ entry 5 2 Enter requisitions and direct PO’s 111 10 Enter and revise budget requests 81 5 Enter and process personnel requisitions 8 2 and personnel action forms Enter and process recruitment and applicant tracking forms 3 2 Projects managers (enter and monitor project budget, establish project plans, 5 2 prepare project reports, monitor contracts, etc.) Generate and update work orders 27 8 Approvals (part of approval workflow chains and must be able to update or delete any of the transactions or 81 8 documents sent to them for approval) Power Users Perform, approve, and/or update any 12 2 transaction in the system Report Developers Generate ad hoc reports 10 3 PAGE 26 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  27. 27. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services Developer Users Update tables, change workflow paths, configure screens, etc. (no changes to 5 2 source code) Self Service Users Employee Self Service 420 20 Vendor Self Service 5000 10 It is highly likely that some users will fall into more than one category as defined above (i.e., neither the rows nor columns are intended to be additive in any way). For example, a developer user may also be a power user. The total number of users is likely to be approximately 420, based upon employee self- service requirements. The breakdowns provided above are intended only to assist Proposers in proposing the correct number of various types of licenses. 1.35LIKELY INTERFACES: Proposers should evaluate the following list of likely interfaces. If the proposer agrees that it is unlikely that the functionality as described in the description column can be provided by the proposer’s software, the cost of an interface to these systems MUST be included in the cost of the proposal. If the interface cost does not include all of the following interfaces, proposers must be very specific about which are not included and provide a detailed explanation of how that functionality will be performed Table 3.2 Likely Interfaces System Description Technology Nature of Interface Benergy Employee Benefit Web-based Two-way to PR/HR Information GIS Custom Utility Billing Server-based Accounts Payable & GL Transactions Phoenix – Petrovend Fuel usage tracking Server-based One-way to WO ApplicationXtender Document Management Server/Web Based Evare Treasury Management Server-based City View Permitting & Business Server based Licensing This table does not preclude the City from requesting additional interfaces on implementation. PAGE 27 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  28. 28. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services 1.36DATA CONVERSION: For purposes of determining level of effort for data conversion, Proposers should assume that the City wishes to convert at least the following data indicated in Table 3.3 PAGE 28 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  29. 29. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services Table 3.3 Data Conversion Source System Data Element Years Retained sion Master Financial balances Current fiscal year plus 5 prior (rollover balances plus 2 years of summary level balances and transaction history) son Payroll/HR/Absence Payroll, HR, and Absence All agement/Benefits history sion Master Purchase Orders Current open sion Master Vendor File, Payment Active vendors and 3 year history for those History, and Invoice vendors History imus Fixed Assets Current Balances sion Master Purchase Orders and All open and 2 years of history receiving history sion Master Inventory Items and All items and 5 years of transaction history transaction history sion Master Stock Requisitions All open and 5 years of transaction history A Work Order History All current vehicles om Electric WO Work Order History All This table does not preclude the City from requesting additional data conversion on implementation. 1.37CURRENT APPLICATIONS The following applications are used by the organization for major business functions. Information about their replacement or interface is provided for the proposer’s convenience. The City intends to discuss the future use of these applications during software demonstrations and contract negotiations. Table 3.4 – The City’s Current Systems Functionality Application In Scope for Replacement GL, Budget, AP, Purchasing Decision Master Yes AR Custom Yes Projects Excel Yes Grants Excel Yes Fixed Assets Decision Master & Yes Maximus Budget Excel Yes PAGE 29 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  30. 30. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services Table 3.4 – The City’s Current Systems Functionality Application In Scope for Replacement Work Orders Custom iSeries Yes (Electric Only) & CFA (Fleet Only) Inventory Decision Master Yes Employee Records Lawson Yes Benefits Lawson & Benergy Yes Time and Attendance Custom Yes Applicant tracking Custom/Lawson Yes Payroll Lawson Yes 1.38 TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT Servers General specs for file servers HP Proliant DL380 Xeon (Quad Core processor) 8GB to 32GB of RAM Disk configuration [RAID 6 (ADG), iSCSI for backups and replication) Current iSeries Server Model 9406-520 16GB Memory 561GB disk 421GB usable - disk configuration is RAID 5 Operating Systems i5/OS V5R4 Microsoft Window Server 2000 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Mail Server Lotus Domino V8 iSeries Web Server Microsoft Internet Information Server 6 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 for IT development Workstation 273 Total: 144 Windows 2000 SP4, 129 Windows XP SP2 and SP3 Minimum Ram: 512 Minimum Processor: Pentium Iv 1.8 GHz PAGE 30 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  31. 31. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services Minimum HD: 10 GB Network TCP/IP 1 GB and 10 GB Fiber Trunks 1 GB to Servers 100 MB to Desktops Database DB2/400 SQL Server 2005 Office Applications MS Office 2000 Pro MS Office 2003 Pro (full suites) Report Writer Crystal Reports (Version 8.5 and higher) Microsoft SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 Reporting Services Backup and Recovery Software System i Backup and Recovery EMC Retrospect 7.6 w/ HP Utrium autoloader NAS Disk to disk backup Security Cisco PIX 515E (firewall) Barracuda Web Filter 310 Barracuda Spam filter 300 Web Development Tools Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Dreamweaver In regard to the City’s technology architecture as it relates to this project, Proposers should take into consideration the following preferences: Table 3.5 Technical Environment Preferences Technical Function Preferred Technology/Platform Server Operating Systems I5/OS or Windows 2003 Server Client Operating Systems Windows 2000 and XP Database Software DB2/400 or MS SQL Web Browser MS Internet Explorer Mail Server Software Lotus Domino Office Applications MS Office PAGE 31 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL
  32. 32. City of St. Charles, IL Request for Proposals Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation Services The City prefers software that is standards-based and does not lock the City into proprietary technology. In addition, the City preference is for GUI-based applications running in a client-server or Web-based environment. Applications should be user-friendly and table-driven, and able to utilize the City’s installed Ethernet TCP/IP network. The technology standards and preference information is provided for informational purposes only. Proposers are encouraged to recommend the optimal enterprise technology environment to support its proposed solution. 1.39CITY IT STAFF AND SKILLS Application Development Staff Staff of 4 including Director:  1 Senior Analyst/Programmer with extensive experience in Lawson configuration, security, and user exits.  1 Senior Systems Analyst with configuration experience in City View and ApplicationXtender  Staff experienced with a variety of different programming languages.  Experience with multiple system development methodologies.  Staff experienced with multiple query and reporting tools.  1 Web administrator with experience using FrontPage and Photoshop  1 GIS manager with experience in ArcGIS (ArcINFO, ArcEditor, and ArcView), ArcIMS and ArcSDE  Familiarity with Java and html programming  Staff experienced with data modeling and data base design  Staff possessing project management experience on projects with different durations and scopes. Networking staff 3 Networking and microcomputer support staff SQL Server and Microsoft Access database experience All members of networking are trained in the basic use and maintenance of the following software (with varying degrees of experience):  Lotus Notes V7  Cisco switches and VPN  Microsoft Windows Active Directory with Windows 2003 R2 scheme support  Websense content filtering  Experience with hardware, software and printer maintenance.  2 Network Specialist II’s - Experience with server, infrastructure and enterprise level project installation and support.  1 Network Manager - Experience with server, infrastructure; enterprise level project installation and support; infrastructure (Cisco) experience  iSeries Systems Administration experience. PAGE 32 OF 60 CITY OF ST. CHARLES, IL

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