Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 12/20

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 20th meeting is now available. It can be found 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

SB-23-14578, Biennial Performance Audit of the Baltimore Development Corporation for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020. “The Department of Audits conducted a Biennial Performance Audit of the Baltimore City Development Corporation for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2021.”

Baltimore Development Corporation

SB-23-14584, Lease Agreement Park Circle Business Center League of Woman Voters of Baltimore City, Inc. Lease Agreement for the premises containing 189 rentable square feet of office floor, at 2901 Druid Park Drive-Suite 202D. The League of Women Voters of Baltimore City, Inc. will use the premises for an administrative office and for no other purpose. Transaction amount is $40,896.

Children and Family Success

SB-23-13991, Payment of Invoices of Unauthorized Spend - Quatmann Consulting, LLC - Eviction Prevention Program. Transaction amount is $67,537.50. “The board is requested to approve payment of outstanding invoices to Quatmann Consulting, LLC, for services for the agency’s eviction prevention program.”

Housing and Community Development

SB-23-14212, Approval of a Fourth Amendment to the Perkins Somerset Oldtown Infrastructure Grant Agreement. “This Fourth Amendment provides a no-cost extension to September 30, 2025, to allow sufficient time for work to be completed.”

Law

SB-23-14566, Settlement Request: CSX Transportation, Inc. v. MCCB, et al., Case No. JKB-19-297. Settlement amount is $100,000. “This lawsuit arises out of the City’s alleged breach of a right-of-entry agreement with CSX.”

Procurement

SB-23-13959, State of Maryland Contract Number 001B0600482, Police Firearms Contract. Transaction amount is $775,000.

SB-23-14527, City of Fort Worth Contract Number 53315 – Motor Fuels, Aviation Fuel and Related Service. Transaction amount is $25,000,000.

SB-23-14530, Contract B50005115- Methanol for Wastewater Treatment Plants. Transaction amount is $3,500,000.

Transportation

SB-23-14016, Increase to the Contract Value for Project 1246 Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System (ATVES) with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. d.b.a. Verra Mobility. Transaction amount is $16,695,000. This item was deferred from the 12/6 meeting.

SB-23-14015, Increase to the Contract Value for Project 1246 Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System (ATVES) with Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc. Transaction amount is $8,713,650. This item was deferred from the 12/6 meeting.

SB-23-13356, Project 1246 - Final Renewal - Automated Traffic Enforcement System (ATVES) with MRA Digital, LLC. Transaction amount is $0.00. This item was deferred from the 12/6 meeting.

SB-23-13355, (Final Renewal) Project 1246 Automated Traffic Enforcement System (ATVES) with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Verra Mobility. Transaction amount is $0.00. This item was deferred from the 12/6 meeting.

SB-23-13354, (Final Renewal) Project 1246 Automated Traffic Enforcement System (ATVES) with Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc. Transaction amount is $0.00. This item was deferred from the 12/6 meeting.

Address the Board

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

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. A Statement of Opposition means a written statement by a member of the public expressing opposition to an item presented on a Board of Estimates agenda for a vote, provided that the person submitting the statement of opposition is a City resident or taxpayer, or a spokesperson for a City resident or taxpayer, or is directly and specifically affected by a pending matter or decision of the Board, and (d) that is distinct from a Protest.

Members of the public can also submit statements of support to the Board of Estimates. Statements of support can come from anyone in the public in support of any item listed on the stated Board of Estimates agenda.  Please indicate if you would like to address the Board or only wish to have your statement of support noted.

BIDDERS

Protests for contract awards must be received by noon on the Monday prior to the Board of Estimates meeting. A protest is a written challenge to the award of a bid to a particular bidder that has been presented to the Board of Estimates on an agenda for a vote. Anyone submitting a protest must be registered as a procurement lobbyist with the Board of Ethics in accordance with Baltimore City Ethics Code, §8-12.

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. 

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

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

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: 2336 258 9787 

Watch on television. Watch Charm TV, channel 25.

Notices

Public Information Requests. Requests for background documents for any Board of Estimates items should be made through Geoff.Shannon@baltimorecity.gov.

Starting November 1, 2023 and moving forward, Public Information Act requests sent to the Baltimore City Office of the Comptroller will be published in a quarterly report and made available on the office’s website. 

The Comptroller’s Office committed to this level of transparency in its January 2021 transition report (pg 26) based on a recommendation from good government advocates. More information is available at 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. The 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/summaries

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