Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 5/3
Thursday Apr 27th, 2023
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
Baltimore, MD - The agenda for the Board of Estimates May 3rd meeting is now available. It can be found on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab.
This agenda was produced by our new, automated BOE portal. The agenda will continue to look a little bit different each week. There are still formatting and processing modifications we are working through. Let us know if you have questions or feedback!
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.
SB-23-11567, Modification to MOU between Administrative Office of the Courts and Mayor & City Council. Contract Award amount is $44,997. “The Court is endeavoring to upgrade its early alert ‘panic button’ system to improve the Sheriff’s Office response times to emergencies. Over the past seven years, the current panic button system in courtrooms, judges, and magistrate chambers has not functioned consistently.”
SB-23-11482, Sale of Property – 1101 Winston Avenue. “The development group is a partnership between Kairos Development, headed by Vonnette Harris, Landex Development, and Pleasant Hope CDC.”
SB-23-11221, Ratification - Independent Living Foundation, Inc. - Ryan White State Special - Oral Health: A completely retroactive agreement. Period of agreement is 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2022. Transaction amount is $837,500.
Housing & Community Development
SB-23-11146, Grant Agreement with BLACK WOMEN BUILD – BALTIMORE, INC. This award was announced on June 14, 2021 and is effective upon Board approval. Transaction Amount is $485,000.
SB-23-10944, Ratification of CDBG Grant Agreement with Casa De Maryland, Inc. CDBG-47 FFY’21 – CFY’22: This is a retroactive agreement goes from 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2022. Transaction Amount is $180,000.
SB-23-11561, The Minority & Women's Business Opportunity Office FY2022 Annual Report.
SB-23-11478, Pinchback V. Cucchiaro, et al, Case No. 24-C-22-002654. Settlement, “arising from a June 7, 2020, motor vehicle accident in the 600 block of East Fayette Street, when Officer Robert Cucchiaro made an illegal and unsafe U-turn, bumping Mr. Pinchback off his e-Drift electric scooter onto the street.” Transaction amount is $37,500.
SB-23-10855, Consultant Agreement - MOAMME - Squeegee Collaborative. "The consultant will provide effective strategies to assist youth in engaging and surmounting obstacles experienced and faced in their environment. Furthermore, the consultation will also support Trauma-Informed Care Work Group of the Baltimore Children’s Cabinet.” Transaction amount is $80,000.
SB-23-11330, Informal - Select Source - Contract Number 06000– Taser Program #0160. The period covered is October 30, 2023 to October 31, 2027. Transaction amount is $5,076,000. “Vendor to provide new taser program for the Baltimore City Police mandated by a Consent Decree. The first order of tasers have reached their end of service life of five years.”
SB-23-11490, Contract Number B50004091 – Computer Desktops, Laptops, and Tablets - Memo 0192: This is the third extension to a contract awarded in 2015. The extension period is from May 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023. There are no MBE/WBE goals listed. Transaction Amount is $500,000 is on a full contract award of $20,000,000.
SB-23-11546, Curbside Commercial Dining Schedule. “The new fee schedule would be specific to the new policy and titled Curbside Commercial. The 3-level equity tiered pricing model is summarized as: Tier A – Low Equity Score – $10.00 per square foot; Tier B – Middle Equity Score - $7.50 per square foot; Tier C – High Equity Score - $5.00 per square foot.”
SB-23-11004, TR20017 Structural Repairs on Bridges Citywide JOC 1 EWO #1: I-83 Jones Fall Expressway improvements. Transaction amount is $ 999,200.
SB-23-11175, Release of Retainage: Monumental Paving & Excavating, Inc. Contract No. TR20019 – Loch Raven Watershed Ford Crossing (LR-2, LR-8, LR-11, LR-12). Transaction amount is $34,999.66. The MBE goal was 12%, but achievement was 4.05%. In 2022, MWBOO granted a waiver for the MBE goals.
SB-23-11530, BID REJECTION - TR23007: Curb Repair Citywide: “On Wednesday, April 5,2023, two (2) bids were opened for TR23007, Curb Repair Citywide. Bids ranged from a low of $914,000 to a high of $1,345,035. Due to the bidders exceeding the Engineer’s Estimate beyond the department’s budget capacity, the Department of Transportation believes that it is in the best interest of the City to reject all bids and requests your Honorable Board’s permission to re-advertise this project.”
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.
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 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.
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