City issues request for ATM

Published 10:08 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The city has issued a request for proposals for a company to replace the automated teller machine at City Hall.

The current ATM was installed shortly after City Hall opened in 2014, according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink.

“It serves the purpose of providing convenient access to cash and other banking services for employees and the many citizens that visit City Hall,” Klink said.

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City Hall is the only city government location that has an on-site ATM, Klink said.

The proposed contract would run from Dec. 1 through Nov. 30, 2020, with the city reserving the right to renew the contract for three additional one-year periods through Nov. 30, 2023.

The winning bidder would be responsible for the complete installation of the ATM and associated equipment, with electrical and telecommunication outlets made available by the city, according to the RFP.

The city is asking in the RFP that the ATM “must be top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art cash dispensing machines in respect to appearance, operation and security … and services must be provided at a cost per transaction that is competitive with other similar services in the immediate area, and offer a wide variety of financial networks.”

Transaction or other fees must be clearly stipulated, and the winning bidder is to provide the city a portion of each transaction fee collected.

In other RFP news, requests for proposals for a school facilities needs assessment, as well as design services for a new central library are still under evaluation.

The School Board and City Council agreed on the need for a school facilities needs study, which will also review school attendance zones and examine student generation rates. The city put out the RFP for the downtown library in August, and in the most recent adopted Capital Improvement Program and Plan for fiscal years 2020 to 2029, it has set aside $1.9 million in fiscal year 2020 for the design of a 45,305-square-foot, $21.1-million library to go on West Washington Street.

Also, the city has chosen J.O. Herbert Company Inc. to install traffic video detection equipment. Its bid was just under $52,000. Klink said that RFP was not for a specific project, but to allow city staff to purchase repair items to maintain existing traffic monitoring systems.