Board of Estimates

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

The Board of Estimates will convene on Monday, June 15, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M. to receive the report on the Fiscal Year 2021 Ordinance of Estimates and to certify the Fiscal Year 2021 Real Property Tax Rate.

This special meeting will be held virtually via the Webex hosting platform. Members of the public can call in to listen live at +1-408-418-9388. (Access code 129 548 6417) and/or stream live via CharmTV (channel 25) as normal.

 

BOARD OF ESTIMATES MEETINGS

The Board of Estimates is committed to keeping everyone connected and informed.  At a time when social distancing plays a critical role in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we remain focused on the well-being of our citizens, employees, and the communities we serve while not interrupting City business. The Board of Estimates will be meeting virtually to further prevent the need for gatherings.

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NOTE:  THE HYMAN PRESSMAN BOARD ROOM WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE 9:00 A.M. AND THE 12:00 NOON (BID OPENINGS) MEETINGS

CHANGES TO BOARD OF ESTIMATES’ MEETINGS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

 

ABOUT THE BOARD OF ESTIMATES

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates consists of five voting members: The Mayor, President of the City Council, the Comptroller, the City Solicitor, and the Director of Public Works. The President of the City Council serves as President of the Board of Estimates, and the City Comptroller serves as Secretary to the Board.

Pursuant to the Charter of Baltimore City, Article VI Section 2, the Board of Estimates formulates and executes the fiscal policy of the City. To go to the Baltimore City Charter, the Baltimore City Code, and the Code of Public Local Laws  Click here.

From time to time, in furtherance of these duties, the Board promulgates rules, regulations and conducts hearings. Each year, the Board adopts an Ordinance of Estimates and presents it to the City Council. Prior to the adoption of the Ordinance of Estimates, the Board makes public the Director of Finance's recommended operating budget and the Planning Commission's recommended capital budget and long-range capital improvement program.

The Board of Estimates is also responsible for awarding contracts and supervising all purchasing by the City. All bids made to the City in response to the formal advertising procedures are opened by the Board of Estimates, which awards the contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

How to Contact the Board

Address all correspondence to:

Honorable President
and Members of the Board of Estimates
c/o Secretary, Board of Estimates
204 City Hall
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Tel: (410) 396-4755

Fax: (410) 685-4416

[email protected]

Regulations on Procurement, Protests, Minority, and Women-owned Business Enterprise

On March 20, 2019, the Board of Estimates adopted the Regulations on Procurement, Protests, Minority, and Women-owned Business Enterprise and Debarment/Suspension (Regulations) effective July 01, 2019. 

Resolution Relating to Non-Architectural or Engineering Professional Services - Effective July 01, 2019

Resolution Relating to Non-Competitive Procurements - Effective July 01, 2019

Maryland Public Information Act

To request public records from the Board of Estimates, send the request to the PIA representative for this Office:

James Knighton
Assistant for Public Affairs
100 N. Holliday Street, Room 304
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-396-0927
[email protected]

Debarred and Suspended Persons or Businesses