TCC Board of Trustees Work Session Meeting May 13, 2021

Supporting materials for the work session meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Pursuant to the authority granted in the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Office of the Texas Governor on March 13, 2020, and in the subsequent suspension of certain provisions of the Open Meetings Act on March 16, 2020, in an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus by avoiding large group meetings while still ensuring continued governmental operations and preserving transparency:

Take notice that the Monthly Work Session Meeting of the Tarrant County College Board of Trustees will be held telephonically/video conferencing and at the TCC Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity River Campus Circle, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
    • Members of the public wanting to make public comment at the meeting must e-mail on or before 1 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 13, 2021, noting the nature of the comment to be made and a telephone number where you can be reached during the meeting. Registered participants will be called in the order their requests were received and joined to the meeting telephonically during the “Public Comment” portion of the meeting.
  3. Review of Board Business Items
    1. April 8, 2021 Work Session Meeting Minutes
    2. April 15, 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
  4. Chancellor’s Overview
  5. Review of Proposed Consent Agenda Items for Board Meeting on May 20, 2021
    1. Consideration and Approval of Regular Rental Rates for the Corporate Center for Learning and Development
    2. Consideration and Approval of Awarding Tenure to the Faculty Members Recommended
    3. Consideration and Approval of Agreement with Barnes and Noble for the Cost of Science Lab Kits for Students Paid with Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds, also known as Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Funds
    4. Consideration and Approval of the Renewal of Rosetta Stone for Online Language Application in the Amount of $229,000.00 for a One-Year Term
    5. Consideration and Approval of the Purchase of Blackboard Ally Software from DLT Solutions, LLC, for a Three-Year Term in the Total Amount of $288,338.19 (Average of $96,112.73 Annually)
    6. Consideration and Approval of a 3 Year Contract with Lumen for District-Wide Telephone Services at the TCCD Data Center on the Trinity River Campus and TCCD’s Overflow Site in Allen, Texas, in the Amount of $278,928.00 ($92,976.00 per Year)
    7. Consideration and Approval of Annual Agreement with Microsoft Premier Support for Direct Access and Support Training in the Amount of $195,250.00
    8. Consideration and Approval of the Increase of the Spending Authority with General Datatech for Fiscal Year 2021 by $145,000 in the Amount of $2,645,000 (Not to Exceed) for the Purchase of Cisco Network Switches
    9. Consideration and Approval of the Renewal with Oracle America, Inc. Licensing and Technical Support in the Amount of $779,846.47 for a One-Year Term
    10. Ratification of Purchase of COVID 19 – Hand Sanitizing Stations from Empire Paper in the Amount of $137,981.25
  6. Review of Proposed Individual Action Items for Board Meeting on May 20, 2021
    1. Ratification of Purchase of District-wide Bipolar Ionization Additions with Texas Air Systems, Inc. in the Amount of $243,450.00 and with Heat Transfer Solutions, Inc. in the Amount of $193,620.00 (Total $437,070.00)
    2. Consideration and Approval of Contract with Ayers Saint Gross for Tarrant County College Sustainability Master Plan Development – Phase I in the Amount of $176,786.00
    3. Consideration and Approval of Construction Contracts with Multiple Contractors for the Annual District Classroom Renovations in the Amount of $3,011,450.05
    4. Consideration and Approval of Cooperative Agreement with Texas Refrigeration for Coil Replacement Project on Northwest Campus in the Amount of $168,688.00
    5. Consideration and Approval of a Contract with Freedom Construction for the Construction of the Trinity River Ophthalmic Exam Rooms in the Amount of $107,136.00
  7. Report of the Chancellor
    1. Schedule of Upcoming Facility and Information Technology Projects
    2. Informational Memo/Briefing – Bond Program Quarterly
    3. Briefings
      1. Briefing: Southeast Campus Design Update
      2. Briefing: Minority/Women-Owned Business and Historically Underutilized Businesses – Quarterly Report
    4. Informational Memo – Digital Roadmap, Use Cases and Masterplan Structure
  8. Closed Session
    The Board will conduct a closed meeting in order to discuss matters permitted by the following sections of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. The Board may reconvene in open session and act on any item listed on the Executive Session Agenda in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.

    1. Section 551.071, Consultation with Attorney
      To seek the advice of its attorney about pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offers, or any matter in which the duty of the attorney to the District under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

      1. Legal issues regarding any item listed on today’s District Work Session Meeting agenda.
      2. Legal issues related to natural gas contract
    2. Section 551.072, Deliberations Regarding Real Property
      Deliberate the purchase, sale, exchange, lease or value of real property where deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the District in negotiations with a third party.
    3. Section 551.074, Deliberations on Personnel Matters
      Deliberate appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee.
    4. Section 551.076, Deliberations on Security Devices or Security Audits
      Deliberate regarding the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices.
  9. Adjournment

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