Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 11/16

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Bill Henry
Comptroller,
Baltimore City
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-5410

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT
Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
(410) 387-5704
geoff.shannon@baltimorecity.gov

 

Baltimore, MD -  The agenda for the Board of Estimates November 16th 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.

Audits

Page 1, Items # 1 and 2. Department of Audits, Audit Reports:

  1. Biennial Performance Audit of Baltimore City Information and Technology for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019.
  2. Independent Auditor’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures for Port Covington Local Hiring Memorandum of Understanding September 14, 2016 through December 31, 2020.

Baltimore Police Department

Pages 129-130, Item #16, Bureau of Procurement, Ratification and Renewal of Contract 08000 for LIMS-Laboratory Information Management System with DUII Holdings, Inc.  End-user is BPD.  This no-cost renewal is retroactive to August 17, 2022 and extends the contract through August 16, 2024.

Page 137, payment of $57,016 to SyTech Corporation for “SyTech maintenance, which includes surveillance software subscription, equipment, and maintenance coverage.” Services were rendered without a valid requisition, and by the time the requisition was issued the contract had expired. 

BAPS

Page 136, payment of $7,595 to SB & Company under B50004496, Audit Financial Statements. Services were rendered after the contract expired on June 14, 2022. 

Page 139, payment of $14,487.71 to Quadient for “an urgent need for maintenance services for Stuffer Machines.”  Services were rendered before a contract was approved. 

Finance

Pages 59-60, Dept. of Finance, Payment in Lieu of Taxes Agreement. This PILOT is for an affordable housing project, Woodland Gardens I, at 4755 Park Heights Avenue.

Health Department

Pages 76-80, Health Department, Retroactive Agreements.  BCHD is presenting four agreements after their expiration dates:

  • Page 76, Project PLASE, amount is $28.555, term was 7/1/21 through 6/30/22
  • Page 77, The Johns Hopkins University, amount is $225,000, term was 8/1/21 through 7/31/22.
  • Page 79, The Johns Hopkins University, amount is $1,000,000, term was 7/1/20 through 6/30/21.
  • Page 80, Consultant Agreement with James Mobley, amount is $15,157.50, term was 5/1/21 through 4/1/22.

Pages 86-87, Work Plan Summary. The purpose of this Workplan is to outline plans to strengthen the infrastructure at the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) through public health workforce development, particularly for those positions with administrative functions.

Law

Page 54, Settlement Agreement, Patricia McCulloch v. Mayor & City Council.  Settlement is $200,000 for injuries sustained in a trip-and-fall accident on the Fort Avenue bridge in 2019.

Page 55, Settlement Agreement, Anne-Marie Dignan v. Mayor & City Council.  Settlement is $250,000 for injuries sustained in a tri-and-fall accident near 724 Light Street in 2019.

Page 56, Settlement Agreement, Cherring Spence v. Mayor & City Council.  Settlement is $55,000 for damage caused by sewage backups in the plaintiff’s home in 2021.

Page 57, Settlement Agreement, Steve Morse v. former BPD Officers Justin Trojan and Jason Figueroa.  Settlement is $110,185.89 for attorney’s fees and costs for a successful civil rights suit against the two officers.

Page 58, Settlement Agreement, Rachel and Steven Bloom v. Mayor & City Council.

Page 179, Consultant Agreement, FMI Capital Investors, Inc. (FMI) for $50,000. This was deferred from the October 5th meeting.

Mayor’s Office

Page 138, payment of $10,200 to Herc Rentals for “an urgent need for excavation equipment.”  Services were rendered before a contract was approved. 

Mayor’s Office of Innovation & Development

Pages 99-100, MOID, Resolution Amending Design-Build Procedures.  This was deferred from the November 2nd Board of Estimates meeting.

Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs

Page 22, Grant Agreement, Job Opportunities Task Force, Inc. and Be The Revolution LLC for #Ride4Change: Using Dirt Bikes to End the Cycle of Poverty for Baltimore Residents. Amount is $1,250,000.

Planning

Pages 61-62, Dept. of Planning, Charitable Solicitation Application.  This will allow DOP to solicit donations for fellowships and programs in the Office of Sustainability.

Pages 64-65, Dept. of Planning and Board of Finance, Baltimore City Public Schools FY 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Program. 

Procurement

Pages 102-103, Bureau of Procurement, Recommendation for Award for B50006293, Banking Services.  Recommended awardee is M&T Bank, amount is $500,965.57. 

Pages 131-133, Items #17 and 18, Bureau of Procurement, Ratifications and Renewals.  Two retroactive contract renewals, both with Judicial Dialog Systems, for the State’s Attorney’s Office:

  • Pages 131-132, Item #17, Contract 08000 for System Software Support for Judicial Dialog v Paper Software Solution.  The renewal is retroactive to October 1, 2020, extends the contract through September 30, 2023, and adds $37,500 in value for a total amount of $50,000.
  • Pages 132-133, Item #18, Contract 08000 for System Support for Judicial Dialog Case Management System and Dialog Integration System. The renewal is retroactive to January 1, 2022, extends the contract through December 31, 2023, and adds $22,000 in value for a total amount of $69,000. 

 


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