Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 12/14

Crest of the City of Baltimore

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 December 14th meeting is now available. It can be found at the BOE Database or on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab. 

 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, Department of Audits, Enoch Pratt Free Library Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Together with Reports of Independent Public Accountants.

Baltimore Development Corp

Pages 14-16, BDC, Development and Financing Agreement for Warner Street Entertainment District. This will allow CBAC Borrower, LLC, to make infrastructure improvements in the public right-of-way adjacent to the Horseshoe Casino.

Baltimore Police Department

Pages 22-23, Item #1, Bureau of Procurement, Renewal of Contract B50005017 for Background Investigations with Kentech Consulting, Inc.  End-users are BPD and DHR.  The renewal extends the contract through 10/31/24 and adds $920,000 in value for a total contract value of $3,162,851.70.  

Pages 24-25, Item #3, Bureau of Procurement, Award of Contract 08000 for Workday Peakon Employee Voice Subscription with Workday, Inc.  End-user is BPD.  The contract is retroactive to 6/29/22 through 6/28/25 and has a value of $161,250.  

Equity and Civil Rights

Pages 8-9, Office of Equity and Civil Rights, Charitable Solicitation Application. Allows OECR to raise funds for the Civil Rights Week and annual Civil Rights Breakfast. 

Health Department

Pages 16-20, Health Department, Provider Agreements.  There are four agreements, all of which are retroactive: 

  • Page 17, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security.  Amount is $45,175. Term is 7/1/21-12/31/21. 
  • Page 18, Baltimore Medical System, Inc. Amount is $73,449. Term is 7/1/21-6/30/22. 
  • Page 19, Johns Hopkins University.  Amount is $1,294,619. Term is 7/1/21-6/30/22. 
  • Page 20, PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, Inc. Amount is $58,419.  Term is 7/1/21-6/30/22. 

Law Department

Page 52, Law Dept., Settlement Agreement and Release. This is a sewage backup settlement, for Brenda Hamilton. The award amount is $60,000 and covers damage that was incurred from January to July 2020. 

Mayor’s Office of Government Relations

Pages 53-54, Mayor’s Office of Government Relations, Non-Construction Consultant Agreement with Venable, LLP.  This is a contract for advocacy efforts to put together a bid for the federal Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to locate its new headquarters in Baltimore. The contract value is $72,000.

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development

Pages 55-56, MOED, Ratification of Second Amendment to Grant Agreement with Job Opportunities Task Force.  This item retroactively extends the term of the agreement from 12/31/20 through 6/30/21 to allow MOED extra time to pay JOTF for occupational training and support services that weren’t provided during the first year of the pandemic. 

Procurement

Pages 23-24, Item #2, Bureau of Procurement, Increase to Houston-Galveston Area Council Contract No. TS06-21 for Professional Staffing with Robert Half International, Inc.  The increase adds $6 Million in value for a total contract value of $21 Million.

Page 32, Item # 9, Bureau of Procurement, Rescission of Award for B50006297 for Baltimore City Shuttle Transit Services with First Transit, Inc.  

Public Works

Pages 88-89, DPW, Amendment No. 2 to Agreement with Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani for SC 946R, Engineering Services for Inspection and Analysis of the Baltimore Wastewater Collection System. This is a no-cost amendment that extends the term of the agreement for two years, to 6/30/24.  

Pages 94-95, DPW, Amendment No. 2 to Agreement with STV, Inc. for Project No. 1236S, On Call Stormwater Study and Engineering Design Services.  This item extends the contract term retroactively from May 4, 2022 through May 4, 2027 which will make the contract 11 years long in total.

Real Estate

Page 61, Dept. of Real Estate, Amendment of Covenants.  Removes various restrictive covenants from six parcels of City-owned property to facilitate the redevelopment of the Edmondson Village Shopping Center.

Page 62, Dept. of Real Estate, Charitable Solicitation. Allows staff in DoRE to solicit holiday donations for Helping Up Mission and Project PLASE. 

Rec & Parks

Page 43, Rec & Parks, Charitable Solicitation. Allows Rec & Parks staff to raise funds for improvements to and program costs for the Hilton Recreation Center, which is being undertaken in collaboration with the Ravens Boys & Girls Club.


Notices

To attend the meeting:

In person. Join us on the second floor of City Hall in the Hyman Pressman Board Room, 100 N. Holliday St.

Streaming. All meetings are streamed live on Charm TV and posted after on Charm TV's Youtube channel.

Listen in. Members of the public can call in via Webex by dialing (408)-418-9388; access code: 2332 609 9051 

Watch on television. Watch Charm TV, channel 25.

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 BOE.Clerk@baltimorecity.gov, cc: james.knighton@baltimorecity.gov 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.

Schedule:

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.

BOE Database:

Th Baltimore City Board of Estimates (BOE) Database provides both transparency and easy access to searchable information for the BOE, Comptroller’s Office, internal agency customers and the public. It can be found at https://comptroller.baltimorecity.gov/boe/summarie

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