Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 10/18
Thursday Oct 12th, 2023
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
Baltimore, MD - The agenda for the Board of Estimates October 18th meeting is now available. It can be found 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.
SB-23-12731, Resolution: Emergency Procurement. “The Comptroller's Office, in consultation with other cities agencies, seek to clarify, codify and streamline emergency reporting requirements in the interest of public transparency.” This item was deferred from the 10/4 Board of Estimates meeting.
SB-23-13373, Agreement. “The Convention Center is requesting approval to contract with the Maryland State Police to utilize their canine units.” Transaction amount is $245,000.
SB-23-13629, Bulk Tax Sale 2023. “The Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, will conduct the Bulk Tax Sale on October 18, 2023. The Bulk Tax Sale takes place every year in October. Sealed bids are due by 11AM on the day of the Bulk Tax Sale and are opened at 12PM.”
Information & Technology
SB-23-13755, Payment of Invoices of Unauthorized Procurement to CSI International, Inc. for Mainframe Services (RQ-015010). Transaction amount is $14,170.77.
SB-23-13638, Myra Johnson v. DPW, EEOC Charge No. 531-2023-01387. Settlement amount is $100,000. “The Charging Party claimed that she was sexually harassed by her supervisor for several years prior to reporting her allegations. The supervisor was subsequently charged with Second Degree assault and originally denied bail.”
SB-23-13696, Willowbrook Apartments Associates., LLC, et al. v. MCCB, et al. Case No. 1:20-cv-01818-SAG. Settlement amount is $57,979. “This lawsuit arises out of the City Council’s passage of the Rent Increase Protection Act.”
SB-23-13677, Mary G. Pratt v. MCCB, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24-C-22-001214. Settlement amount is $185,000. “Plaintiff alleges that the public sidewalk had heaved and cracked over a period of many years due to tree roots and that at the time of the occurrence was unstable.”
SB-23-13710, Chestnut, et al. v Kincaid, et al. U.S. District Court of Maryland – Case No. 1:20-cv-02342-LKG, Settlement amount is $48,000,000. “Plaintiffs claim they were wrongfully convicted. A jury convicted Plaintiffs of murder, and they each were sentenced to life in prison. Plaintiffs’ convictions were supported by the testimony of four eyewitnesses, as well as circumstantial evidence. Nearly three-and-a-half decades later, however, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, under Marilyn Mosby, reinvestigated Plaintiffs’ criminal cases. During this reinvestigation, at least two of the eyewitnesses recanted their testimony.”
SB-23-13785, Resolution: Emergency Procurement. "The Law Department, in Consultation with the Administration, is proposing a resolution to streamline the City’s emergency procurement process to ensure timely reporting to the Board of Estimates in the interest of public transparency."
SB-23-13735, Enterprise Support Staffing Services. End-user is BCIT. “The purpose of this contract is to provide temporary professional IT Staffing to various departments across the City. This increase is needed for continuity of the services with two, one-year renewal options remaining.” Agreement period is 12/7/2022 to 12/31/2025. Transaction amount is $35,000,000.
SB-23-12094, Amendment 2 for Project No. 1298- Utility Cost of Service Rate, and Financial Consulting Services. “The agency is requesting to increase the upset limit in order to continue to provide utility cost of service, rate and financial consulting services for the Department of Public Works.” Transaction amount is $1,000,000.
SB-23-12078, Sanitary Contract No. 966 - Cleaning and Inspection of Sanitary Sewer at Various Locations in Baltimore City - Zone A Change Order 4. Transaction amount is $3,626,618.
SB-23-13517, Memorandum of Understanding between the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority for the East Baltimore Transfer Station. Transaction amount is $2,000,000.
SB-2313692, VisualLease, Leasing Administration Software. “The Department of Real Estate is seeking to procure leasing administration software from VisualLease LLC. This software will help streamline and optimize the management of lease agreements the department oversees.” Transaction amount is $45,000.
Recreation & Parks
SB-23-12684, MOSCA Design, Inc., Lighting Display, Druid Hill Park, Transaction amount is $735,935. "The new annual light show will be a new endeavor for Baltimore City Recreation and Parks as well as for the City of Baltimore."
SB-23-13384, TR03319 Replacement of Harford Road Bridge BC3212 over Herring Run EWO #17 accompanied by SB-23-13440. Transaction amount is $262,486.62.
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.
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.
Listen in. Members of the public can call in via Webex by dialing (408)-418-9388; access code: 2338 931 4246
Watch on television. Watch Charm TV, channel 25.
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
Background Information. Requests for background documents for any Board of Estimates items should be made through Geoff.Shannon@baltimorecity.gov.