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REPORT TO: Committee of the Whole <br />DATE OF MEETING:2020-01-27 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Brenda Johnson, Director of Accounting, 519-741-2200 ext. 7647 <br />PREPARED BY: Adam Buchholtz, Associate Procurement Specialist,519-741-2200 ext. <br />7217 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:N/A <br />DATE OF REPORT:2020-01-09 <br />REPORT NO.:FIN-20-009 <br />SUBJECT: P19-198 Automated Meter Reading (AMR), Advanced Metering <br />Infrastructure (AMI), Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Feasibility <br />Study <br />__________________________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That Proposal P19-198 Automated Meter Reading (AMR), Advanced Metering <br />Infrastructure (AMI), Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Feasibility Study, be awarded <br />to Util-Assist Inc.,Newmarket, Ontario, at their estimated fee of $105,045., plus H.S.T. of <br />$13,655.85, for a total of $118,700.85,provided a satisfactory contract is executed. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The City requires the services of a consultant to develop a feasibility study to optimize water and <br />gas meter reading, customer service and water/gas use efficiency efforts. The Automated Meter <br />Reading (AMR)/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Advanced Meter Analytics (AMA) <br />Feasibility Study will identify opportunities for improvements in functionality and efficiencies <br />through the validation for associated costs and benefits that new technology offers as related to <br />water and gas meter reading technology. The study will include the review of an on-line customer <br />service portal to permit real-time access to personal consumption data, integration into current <br />billing software and review of various technologies.The city intends to leverage the existing <br />narrowband mesh network created by the streetlight upgradeproject to support connected <br />solutions wherever feasible. The technology review will evaluate the capabilities of the mesh <br />networkin contrast to other solutions in the market in terms of functionality, operational impact <br />and cost. <br />AMR/AMI/AMA Feasibility Study will recommend a solution related to water and gas meter- <br />reading technology, associated service portal and integration into current billing software as well <br />as provide an implementation plan with capital costs, maintenance/support costs and budget. <br />REPORT: <br />As per clause 170.7.1 of the Purchasing By-law 2017-106, all consulting services greater than <br />$100,000 (excluding taxes) must be approved by Council. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />1.iv - 1 <br />