Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 12/6

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 6th 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.

America Rescue Plan Act

SB-23-14278, Grant Agreement with Baltimore Hotel Corporation for Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. Transaction amount is $989,000.  

Audits

SB-23-14414, Biennial Performance Audit of the Department of General Services for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021. “The objective of the performance audit was to evaluate the effectiveness of monitoring controls over fuel inventory and distribution.”

Baltimore Police Department

SB-23-14295 Provider Agreement - Renewal – Nighthawk. Transaction amount is $389,700. “The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) requests a provider agreement renewal with Nighthawk cloud, Inc. The BPD will utilize $389,700 in State Aid for Police Protection (SAPP) FY'24 funds to enter into an annual agreement for the period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024.”

Baltimore City Fire Department

SB-23-12317, Emergency Procurement, BCFD. Transaction amount is $2,019,651.

General Services

SB-23-14185 – Award EAR - GS21826 - Ft. McHenry Fire Pier Renovations. Transaction amount is $2,330,000.

Homeless Services

SB-23-13719, Grant Award - MD Housing and Community Development, FY24 HSP. Transaction amount is $3,297,802.

Housing and Community Development

SB-23-13910, Land Disposition Agreement for the sale of 5545 Kennison Avenue (Block 8190, Lot 015). Transaction amount is $390,000. “Grove Park Leasing Co., LLC proposes to purchase 5545 Kennison Avenue and construct a new skilled nursing facility with approximately 145 beds. The Project will also include a meeting space for community members within the proposed facility.”

SB-23-14285, Grant Agreement, Live Baltimore Home Center. Transaction amount is $1,152,790.

Law

SB-23-14384, Darlene Moll v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore et al., Case No. C03CV22002147, Settlement is for $150,000. “On October 27, 2021, Plaintiff Darlene Moll allegedly sustained injuries relating to a trip and fall in a water vault at 83 Virginia Avenue in Essex, Maryland.”

Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

SB-23-13624, Grant Award, Supporting a Comprehensive CVI Ecosystem 0 VIPP-2024-0009. Transaction amount is $507,389. “MONSE is actively working to build a Community Violence Intervention (CVI) ecosystem for Baltimore that will connect and fortify its existing network of disparate, one-off efforts, thereby covering more ground across the city.”

Procurement

SB-23-13947, Unauthorized Payment of Outstanding Invoice to 4MYCITY INC. Transaction amount is $11,000. “Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services served the homeless population fresh produce & fruit at the City’s designated cooling centers due to the extreme heat conditions during the code red season. Due to the urgency of this request, the agency provided services without prior approval.”

SB-23-14155, Unauthorized Procurement, FirstWatch Solutions, Inc. Transaction amount is $39,348.77. “The Board is requested to approve payment of outstanding invoice(s) to the Supplier, FirstWatch Solutions, Inc. for Contract Number 08000 - FirstWatch System Agreement, which expired on July 28, 2022 and was not extended prior to the transition from Citibuy to Workday.”

SB-23-14143, Unauthorized Procurement, Vulcan Construction Materials, LP. Transaction amount is $57,342.87. “DPW usually requests aggregate materials in bulk quantities to perform routine construction work on the City’s roads. In this instance, more aggregate materials were delivered and used than the amount approved on the issued purchase order. DPW needs to pay the outstanding amount to continuously maintain a proper business relationship with the vendor.”

SB-23-14296, Solicitation Number RFQ-000245 Demolition of Building Services. Transaction amount is $20,000,000. “The purpose of this solicitation is to procure the lowest price for the City of Baltimore in accordance with specifications and documents in the solicitation for acquiring demolition services for all structures in the City that require demolition, for the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development.”

SB-23-14368, Unauthorized Procurement, Kencor, Inc. Transaction amount is $6,822.84. “The requested action is an approval to pay outstanding invoices for services rendered to the Department of Public Works for elevator service at various wastewater treatment plants by the supplier.”

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 – Increase of 10 new City-wide cameras and Highway Photo Enforcement cameras. Period of agreement is 5/17/2022 to 5/17/2024. Transaction amount is $16,695,000.

SB-23-14015, Increase to the Contract Value for Project 1246 Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System (ATVES) with Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc. Installation and deployment of twenty-five new cameras. Period of agreement is 5/17/2022 to 5/17/2024. Transaction amount is $8,713,650.

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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