Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 10/19

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Bill Henry
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Baltimore, MD - The agenda for the Board of Estimates October 19th meeting is now available. It can be found at the BOE Database or on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab.

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Items of Note

These are transactions we find interesting or may be of interest to the public, organized by agency. A separate list of items on the non-routine/discussion agenda are announced at the BOE meeting.


Page 1, Audit Reports, Biennial Performance Audits for Department of Law and Department of Planning. 

Baltimore Police Department

Page 45, Grant from Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services for New/Replacement Body Armor Program, amount is $19,992.  Term is 7/1/22-6/30/23. 

Page 46, Grant from US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs for FY22 Byrne Discretionary Grant Program to support the “Community Collaboration Partnership”.  Amount is $650.000; term is 7/1/22-6/30/23. 

Page 47, Grant from Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services for Police Recruitment and Retention Program, amount is $500,000.  Term is 7/1/22-6/30/23. 

Page 48, Grant from Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services for FY23 BPD Block Grant Program, amount is $9,179,480.  Term is 7/1/22-6/30/23. 

Page 49, No-Cost Extension to Grant Award from US Dept of Justice for Baltimore Crime Gun Intelligence Center.  This extends the period of the award from 9/30/22 through 9/30/23. 

Pages 52-53, Item #2, Bureau of Procurement, Renewal of Contract BPO 001B8400207 for Police Vehicle & Emergency Vehicle Warning Systems and Lighting with Global Public Safety LLC.  End-user is BPD.  The renewal extends the contract through 10/31/23 and adds $125,000 in value. 


Page 120, Dept. of Finance/Bureau of Risk Management, Renewal of FY23 Flood Insurance Policy.

Pages 110-119, Dept. of Finance, FY 22 Carry Forwards, Bulk Tax Sale, and Appropriations Adjustment Orders.  These items consist of the following: 

  • Page 110, FY22 Carry Forwards: $9,564,912.  Agencies requested roughly $21 Million in carry forwards. 
  • Page 111, FY22 Bulk Tax Sale. Bids are due on 10/19/22 at 11:00 a.m. 
  • Page 112, AAO for Convention Center Hotel: $5,375,000 
    • Source: Transfer Tax
    • For debt service expenses up to $7M limit in bond indenture.
  • Page 113, AAO for Health Department: $33,845,000
    • Source: Recordation Taxes
    • For continuing homeless shelter costs and other FEMA-reimbursable expenses.
  • Page 114, AAO for DGS: $10,485,000 
    • Source: Transfer Tax
    • For facilities costs related to the pandemic.
  • Page 115, AAO for Dept. of Planning: $14,000,000
    • Source: Federal Aid (FEMA).
    • For continuing feeding program costs
  • Page 116, AAO for Dept. of Finance: $1,900,000
    • Source: Recordation Taxes
    • For Accounts Payable backlog and Workday-related expenses
  • Page 117: AAO for DOT: $4,425,000 
    •  Source: Recordation Taxes
    • For Snow removal and street safety.
  • Page 118: AAO for Miscellaneous General Expenses: $22,400,000
    • Source: Transfer Taxes
    • For accounting adjustment for leave earnings that were incorrectly posted in FY21.
  • Page 119: AAO for intra-agency service and fund transfers: $0


Pages 13-18, 23-28, 31, Health Department, Retroactive Agreements. Expirations dates range from July 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022. Health Department is scheduled to present at the BOE’s Nov. 16 meeting concerning retroactive contracts and improvements to the process.

Housing & Community Development

Pages 138-144, DHCD, Retroactive GDBG Grant Agreements.  All but one of the seven grant agreements are past their expiration dates. 

Page 162, DHCD, Land Disposition Agreement. This will allow the sale of 606 S. Ann Street to Library 19, LLC for a total price of $330,000 consisting of $100,000 payment at settlement and a seller’s take-back mortgage of $230,000 by the City. 


Page 9, Law Department, Settlement Agreement and Release. This is a $36,000 settlement for injuries sustained by Taria Faison in a vehicle accident with BPD Officer Ryan Wagner.

Mayor’s Office

 Page 67, Mayor’s Office, Charitable Solicitation Application. This will allow fundraising for this year’s Veterans Day Parade.


Page 55, Item #5, Request for Increase to Contract Number B50006265 – Structural Maintenance and Dredging of Inner Harbor to McLean Contracting Company. Amount is $3,000,000. Total contract value is $3,272,675.

Pages 61-62, Item #10, Extension of Contract B50003351 for General Banking Services with M&T Bank.  End-user is Dept of Finance. The item extends the contract through 12/31/22 and adds $20,000 in value. Total contract is $634,414.17. This extension is being requested to keep services in place while Procurement continues to re-evaluate the solicitation for the replacement contract.

Pages 62-63, Item #11, Extension of Contract B50004145 for Fiber Optic Cable Installation, Maintenance and Repair Services with Highlander Contracting Co and Bluestar Technologies. Total contract value is $4,000,000. There are multiple ends-users including BCIT, DOT, DPW, and BPD.  This is a no-cost extension of the contract through 6/30/23 while a new solicitation is put out for bid.

Pages 64-65, Item #12, Bureau of Procurement, Extension of Contract B50004135 for Miscellaneous Electrical Work with Calmi Electrical Co, Inc.  There are multiple ends-users including DGS, DOT, and DPW. This item extends the contract through 8/17/23 and adds $3.5 Million in value. 

Pages 65-66, Item #13, Bureau of Procurement, Ratification of Contract B50004352 for Armed Security Guards with Metropolitan Protective Services, Inc. There are multiple ends-users including DGS, Health Dept., and DPW.  This item allows for payment of $1,766,565 for services rendered from 5/15/22 through 8/31/22.

Public Works  

Pages 70-72, DPW, First Amendment to Consent Order concerning Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Recovery Programs

Pages 80-81, Grant Agreement with Chesapeake Shakespeare Co.  Award amount is $275,000. 


 Pages 53-54, Item #3, Bureau of Procurement, Increase to Contract B50004932 for Telecom Expense Management System with TeleManagement Technologies, Inc.  End-user is Dept. of Telecommunications.  The increase adds $75,000 in value.


Page 104, Report of Emergency Procurement for Repairs at Henderson Wharf Promenade.  Contractor is Marine Solutions; amount is $107,800. This relates to repairs for a sinkhole on Fell Street in the summer of 2021. 

Page 105, DOT, Developer’s Agreement with Uplands Site A Infrastructure, LLC.  A performance bond in the amount of $11,962,81.49 has been issued to Uplands Site A Infrastructure, LLC who assumes 100 percent of the financial responsibility.


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To address the board:

Procedures for addressing the Board have changed. Rules for submitting Protests and Statements of Opposition are available at the Comptroller's website. Protests (written challenges to the award of a bid) must be received by noon on the Monday prior to the Board of Estimates meeting. 

Members of the public can submit Statements of Opposition. Statements must be received by noon on the Tuesday prior to the Board of Estimates meeting. 

Protests and Statements of Opposition must be submitted to, cc: or by mail or hand delivery to Attn: Clerk, Board of Estimates Room 204, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street. 

The complete regulations on procurement, protests, minority and women-owned business enterprises, and debarment/suspensions can be found on the Comptroller's website.


The Board meets regularly on the first and third Wednesday of each month, with the exception of June and December. Please see the Comptroller’s website for a detailed BOE meeting schedule and associated submission deadlines.

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Supplier Self-Service Portal:

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