04-14-15 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #27


Title
BlueFinHR, LLC. Extension

Discussion
At the February 10, 2015 Regular School Board Meeting, Board members approved the extension of the BlueFinHR, LLC contract from January 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015 and requested that staff explore other options for a benefits administration product during this four-month period. As a result, district administration issued an Invitation to Bid and recommends to the Board tonight that this contract be awarded to Howes, Inc. dba Explain My Benefits. In preliminary phone conversations with Explain My Benefits technical staff, they estimate that they can fully implement their application to support independently all district ongoing operations which provide employee benefits by August 31, 2015. Subject to Board approval of Explain My Benefits, it is required that during this transition period, the district's current vendor, BlueFinHR, LLC, continue to support day-to-day employee benefits operations to ensure that the transition, if approved, to the new vendor is seamless and invisible to district employees, retirees, and their dependents. 

Recommendation
Extend the current contract with BlueFinHR, LLC from May1, 2015 through August 31, 2015.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 4/14/2015

Authority for Action
Florida Administrative Code 6A-1.012(11)(b)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other
Other Sources

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
2015$100,000Yes73198500010027500779000

Contact
Debra P. Pace, Associate Superintendent, ext. 200