City of Hampton, Virginia
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Enactment Number: -
Resolution Designating NewsBank,
Inc. as the Only Source Practically Available for the Purchase of Web-based Research
Products that Provides Access to Current and Archived Content from More than
2,000 Newspaper Titles, Newswires, Transcripts, Business Journals, Periodicals,
Government Documents and Other Publications.
WHEREAS, the Hampton Public Library provides
the citizens of Hampton with web access, both current and archived, to various
news sources (Daily Press, Americas Newspapers), for the main library and
three branches and that continued access via the librarys webpage is desirable
and in the public interest; and
WHEREAS, this service is very popular with
library patrons and the Hampton Public Library is one of the few ways in which
the patrons can have access to this information without purchasing it at
considerable cost; and
WHEREAS, the price at which NewsBank, Inc.
offers the service/information has been determined to be fair and reasonable
for technology of this unique nature and of this level of sophistication.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA as follows:
1. That the
contract for procuring the web access to the various news sources described
above may be negotiated and awarded to NewsBank, Inc. as a sole source, i.e.,
the only source practically available for this service, without competitive sealed
bidding or competitive negotiation as set for the in Virginia Code Section
2. That the City
Manager or his authorized designee is hereby authorized to negotiate and
execute a purchase contract with NewsBank, Inc.; and
3. That the
notice awarding the contract to NewsBank, Inc. shall be posted in a public
place pursueant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-4303.E.
Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the
City of Hampton, Virginia held on January 9, 2008.
Signed by ____________________________ Date
Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________
Katherine K. Glass
Clerk of the Council