Tompkins County
New York


Authorization to Execute a Contract for Purchase and Implementation of a Weigh Scale Software System for the Department of Recycling and Materials Management


Department:Recycling and Materials Management DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Solid Waste and Recycling Center


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Department of Recycling and Materials Management (R&MM) completed a thorough review of financial and account transactions, processes, systems integrations, and records and information access and retention requirements related to departmental goals, programs and services, and determined that the manual, paper-based system and existing software is not capable of meeting the Department’s current and future needs, and


WHEREAS, the Department of R&MM, in coordination with Tompkins County Information Technology Services (ITS), participated in a Smart Office Business Process Analysis conducted by the Tompkins Cortland Community College BIZ process to help structure and define the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a weigh scale software system, and


WHEREAS, the Department of R&MM, in coordination with ITS, issued a RFP for a software system, and


WHEREAS, based on the RFP and interview process, and the additional review of requirements by ITS, the Department has selected a vendor to meet their long-term project and service needs, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, That the County Administrator, or his designee, is granted authority to enter into a contract with Paradigm Software L.L.C. of Cockeysville, MD, other County ongoing professional support contracts, and utilization of the New York State Office of General Service background contract,


RESOLVED, further, That the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is authorized to expend funds defined in this resolution for professional services and software licensing associated with this project implementation,


RESOLVED further, That the aforementioned project be paid for by using $47,353.00 from account HH8101.59239 proj.81.65 RSWC/FACILITY SITE UPGRADE.




Meeting History

Dec 20, 2018 3:00 PM  Facilities and Infrastructure Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Eckstrom explained that the current software has been used for over twenty years and she has worked closely with Mr. Potter, Director of Information Technology Systems, over the past nine months to procure new scale software for the Department of Recycling and Materials Management. She said the Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) Smart Work process was utilized to develop the requirements for the request for proposals (RFP) and the Department recommends the contract be awarded to Paradigm Software L.L.C. of Cockeysville, MD. The software will take about four to five months to implement.

MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Anne Koreman, Vice Chair
AYES:David McKenna, Anne Koreman, Daniel Klein, Glenn Morey, Henry Granison
Jan 3, 2019 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Deborah Dawson, Member
SECONDER:Anne Koreman, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Henry Granison, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne