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File #: 2843   
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2020 Department: Purchasing
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Subject: Agreement with Grant Street Group for Electronic Payment Services
Attachments: 1. CON-PUR-091520-Grant Street Group
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

September 15, 2020

FROM
LAURIE ROZKO, Director, Purchasing Department

SUBJECT
Title
Agreement with Grant Street Group for Electronic Payment Services
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
Approve Contract with Grant Street Group to provide credit card, debit card, and electronic check acceptance and processing services, collectively referred to as "Electronic Payment Services," to San Bernardino County departments and special districts at fixed rates of 2.25% per credit card transaction ($1.95 minimum), $3.95 per debit card transaction, $0 for electronic check processing; and an annual not-to-exceed amount of $335,000 for electronic payment services related to debt collection by the Central Collections Division of the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector, for the period of November 1, 2020, through October 31, 2025.
(Presenter: Laurie Rozko, Director of Purchasing, 387-2074)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Operate in a Fiscally Responsible and Business-Like Manner.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
Approval of this agreement will not result in the use of additional Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost). Credit and debit card processing fees for payments other than debt collection will be paid to Grant Street Group (GSG) directly by County customers in the form of a convenience fee and electronic checks will be processed free of charge; therefore, no additional costs to County departments related to payment processing fees will be incurred under this contract except for the Central Collections Division of the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector (ATC).

The Central Collections Division of the ATC will utilize GSG for credit/debit card processing specific to debt collection, and will pay GSG an annual amount not-to-exceed $335,000 for electronic payment services based on transaction volumes. Central Col...

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