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File #: 19-0223    Version: 1
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/20/2019 In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 9/10/2019 Final action:
Title: Approval of Skillsoft contract
Attachments: 1. Resolution 2014-33.pdf, 2. Skillsoft Sole Source July 2019.pdf, 3. Community Engagement Survey.pdf, 4. Agreement between Alachua County and Skillsoft 2019.pdf
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Agenda Item Name:
Title
Approval of Skillsoft contract
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Presenter:
Gina Peebles, 352-538-8265

Description:
Contract with Skillsoft for a 3-year cloud-based Learning Content System for deploying on-line learning programs to County employees

Recommended Action:
Recommended Action
Waive the County's Policy against contractual indemnity set forth in Resolution 2014-33, and approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached Skillsoft contract.
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Prior Board Motions:
N/A

Fiscal Consideration:
Fiscal Consideration
Year one $65,733, year two $65,733, year three $65,733
There is adequate funding for this renewal and expansion in the FY20 budget for ODT.
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Background:
The County has and will experience an increasing loss of Baby Boomer employees who are being replaced by Millennials and Gen Z workers. These employees are faced with increasing workloads and operational functions which makes it more difficult to attend live, instructor-led training, within the County or on the outside. These issues, and the demand for more County-specific training programs require staff to deliver training in the most time- and cost-effective manner possible.

Skillsoft Corporations Skillport 8i cloud-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS) was first purchased in FY16, for a period of three years. That contract will expire on September 30, 2019. Skillsoft's Business Skills, Desktop Skills and Compliance Library provides over 3,000 courses in areas of County's employee performance competencies and compliance requirements.

As Skillsoft has been approved as the sole-source provider for Alachua County's online learning system, we have negotiated another three-year contract, with the opportunity to renew for two additional years.

This software doesn't eliminate instructor-led programs within the County, however, it will continue to augment the content provided in specific classroom settings.

Skillsoft insists on indemnification, but accepted the Board-a...

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