Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 12/13

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 13th 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.

American Rescue Plan Act

SB-23-14444, Grant agreement between the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and Baltimore Public Markets Corporation. Transaction amount is $3,000,000.

City Council

SB-23-14476, Sales Ordinance, Authorization to Sell 32 Properties, Market Center Renewal Plan Area. “Introduced by Councilman Costello. Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in certain properties that are located within that area formerly known as the Market Center Renewal Plan Area.”

Housing & Community Development

SB-23-12589, Grant Expenditure, CDBG - Agreement - CASA, Inc. - CV1/CARES Act. Transaction among is $400,000. “To provide CDBG funding to provide case management services to low-income tenants that reside in Baltimore City in order to prevent unnecessary or unjust evictions that cause homelessness and neighborhood destabilization and improve housing conditions that do not meet housing and health codes.” 

Neighborhood & Safety Engagement

SB-23-14439, MONSE-FY24-HVIP Contract - Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc. Transaction amount is $415,500. “Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are multidisciplinary programs that identify patients at risk of repeat violent injury and link them with hospital- and community-based resources aimed at addressing underlying risk factors for violence.”

Procurement

SB-23-14339, Extension - B50005156 – Polymeric Flocculant for Centrifuge Dewatering for the Back-River Wastewater. Transaction amount is $1,276,800. “The purpose of this contract is to provide polymeric flocculent for dewatering slurries by centrifugation at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.”

 SB-23-14449, The Port of Portland Contract #128867 – Emergency and Specialty Vehicles, Equipment and Accessories and any Related Equipment, Supplies and Services. Transaction amount is $750,000. “This contract is to procure emergency and specialty vehicle, equipment, accessories, related services, and supplies.”

SB-23-14244, Sludge Heat Drying Payments Increase, Consulting/Professional Services Agreement with Synagro Technologies P502276 (SCON-001107). Period of agreement is 7/1/2008 to 3/3/2025. Transaction amount is $22,000,000. “Approval for a Change Order to increase funds the two existing master blanket purchase orders which provide Sludge Heat Drying services to the Back River and Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plants.”

 SB-23-14456, Solicitation Number B50006614, Citywide Police Requested Towing Services. Consulting Professional Services Agreement Award with C&S Towing and Transport. Period of agreement is 12/13/2023 to 12/12/2026. Transaction amount is $500,000.

Public Works

SB-23-13302 – Project 1354R- Staffing of Project Controls Office of DPW. Transaction amount is $3,000,000. “These services will address various needs in planning and scheduling, document management, workflows and processes, reporting and tracking, and schedule delay analysis related to DPW projects, which are primarily design and construction projects for Office of Engineering & Construction.”

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.

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Listen in. Members of the public can call in via Webex by dialing (408)-418-9388; access code: 2338 931 4246  

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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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