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File #: 2018-526    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/5/2018 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 1/24/2018 Final action: 1/24/2018
Title: GLWA-SOQ-135A Security Infrastructure Improvements
Sponsors: W. Barnett Jones
Indexes: Security and Integrity
Attachments: 1. Approval Checklist Form_10FEB16 NBs edits, 2. Task Evaluation for GLWA-SOQ-135A
Security Infrastructure Improvements

Agenda of: January 24, 2018
Item No.: 2018-526
Amount: $7,604,479.08

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Sue F. McCormick
Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: January 24, 2018

RE: Contract No.: GLWA-SOQ-135A
Security Infrastructure Improvements
Vendor: Rotor Electric Company of Michigan, LLC

Upon recommendation of W. Barnett Jones, Chief Security and Integrity Officer, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), authorizes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to enter into Contract No. GLWA-SOQ-135A, "Security Infrastructure Improvements" with Rotor Electric Company of Michigan, LLC, at a cost not to exceed $7,604,479.08 for a duration of 3 years, provided that the Security & Integrity Group shall provide the Board with regular reports, on no less than a quarterly basis, regarding the nature and purpose of the expenditures under the Contract; and authorizes the CEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.

GLWA facilities have been designated as "Critical Infrastructure" by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Critical Infrastructure is under constant threat by malicious people intent on disruption and destruction. GLWA staff is engaged in a continual process of threat and vulnerability assessment to our facilities, operations, and staff. Using several assessment tools including, DHS Site Assessments, incorporating AWWA security recommendations, and utilizing GLWA's historical assessment data, we have the basis for initiating a strategic plan for security infrastructure improvements. The resulting data from these assessments formulate recommendations for mitigating vulnerabilities. The implementation of these recommendations requires an efficient and effective design, procurement, and construction process.


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