Item Coversheet

Action Item - 13.

Title: Amendment of Contract with Fidelity Information Services for Mainframe Hosting Services ($1,200,000)

Board of Education Meeting Date:

Action under consideration

 The Administration recommends that the Board of Education authorize The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, to execute and perform an amendment of a contract, subject to funding, as follows:

FIS Global Commercial Services, LLC 

IBM mainframe computer hosting services to support the operation of the School District's legacy Advantage financial and human resources information system

 Original Start Date:  7/1/2016

 Current End Date:  6/30/2020

 Amended End Date:  6/30/2021

 Currently Authorized Compensation:  $4,800,000

 Additional Compensation: 
FIS Global Commercial Services, LLC - $1,200,000

 Total New Compensation:  $6,000,000 

Administrative Office(s)

 Renewal Options:  Yes

 Number of Options: 1

 Duration of each option to extend: Years: 1  Months:
 Maximum compensation authorized per option period:   $1,200,000


Through a competitive solicitation process, the School District selected Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS), to serve as the District’s managed IBM mainframe hosting provider. The services provided under this contract are needed to facilitate the off-site hosting and operation of the IBM mainframe system that houses the District's existing ERP (CGI's Advantage) Finance/Human Resources information system. FIS will continue to host the District’s ERP system in a secure Tier-4 data center that includes disaster recovery, and will maintain, manage, and monitor all required mainframe hardware, software and licensing.


This proposed contract amendment as permitted under the original RFP specification, will allow the continued operation of the District’s legacy ERP environment including financial, human resources, payroll and procurement business functions, until such time as the new Oracle ERP and its components have been fully implemented. Once the new Oracle ERP system is fully operational, currently scheduled for calendar year 2021, the contract and all associated mainframe hosting services from FIS will be terminated.

 Anchor Goal(s) Supported: Other   Implement effective, aligned business processes

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 

December 17, 2015; A-5

January 18, 2018; A-7

 Funding Source(s): 

FY21 Operating

FY22 Operating

 Office Originating Request: Information Technology