Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 1/10

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 January 10th 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.

General Services

SB-23-14461, Approval of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Study Contract to ICF Incorporated LLC. Period of agreement is based on Board Approval with a duration of four years. Transaction amount is $206,934. “Professional services agreement with ICF Incorporated, LLC (“ICF”) to provide consulting and advisory services to develop a strategy to transition administrative (light-duty) vehicles to zero emissions vehicles.”

Labor Commissioner

SB-23-14870, EMS Recruitment & Retention Incentive Program. Period of agreement is 1/12/2024 to 8/16/2024. Transaction amount is $2,212,500. "Since 2020, the department has experienced higher-than-normal attrition within the Emergency Medical Technician and paramedic classifications, coupled with a nationwide downward trend in hiring new employees to fill those vacant positions...Implementing this program will assist the department in not only retaining current employees and also greatly enhance our recruitment efforts in order to fill these critical positions."

Law

SB-23-14573, Employment Agreement for Dr. Ihuoma G. Emenuga. Period of agreement is 1/22/2024 to 1/21/2028. Employment agreement is for $225,000. “Mayor Scott wishes to employ Dr. Emenuga as the Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore, subject to City Council confirmation.” 

SB-23-14622, Settlement Agreement & Release with CSX Transportation, Inc. Settlement amount is $185,000. “CSX alleges that water and debris began to flow into the CSX Howard Street tunnel from an underground City water main on December 27, 2020.” 

SB-23-14761, a Settlement Agreement & Release with GMH Associates of America, Inc. Settlement amount is $97,500. “G.M.H. completed work on one tank and moved its equipment into another tank to begin work. DPW filled the completed tank with sewage overnight on January 26, 2023, but negligently failed to close a connecting pipe, flooding the contractor’s equipment including a large crane, skid steer, and various other equipment with many feet of raw sewage.” 

Real Estate

SB-23-14773, 2nd Renewal Option to Lease Agreement, 1555 Warner Street AGC5900, user is Baltimore Police Department. City Lease of Private Property Renewal with CBAC Borrower, LLC, dba Horseshoe Casino. Period of agreement is 3/14/2024 to 3/13/2025. Transaction amount is $1.

SB-23-14599, Assignment of Tax Certificate, 2001 N. Bentalou Street, with Tuckers Trucking, LLC. Transaction amount is $7,000.

SB-23-14764, Lease Agreement, 1427 Light Street - Studio #206, City Lease with Nadia Rea Morales (Tenant) for the property known as 1427 Light Street, School 33 Art Center (School 33) Studio 206. Period of agreement is 11/1/2023 to 10/31/2024. Transaction amount is $6,600.

Rec & Parks

SB-23-14289, Task#9 Project No.1317 On-Call Landscape Architecture Design Services Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, LLC., “To provide design services in accordance with their proposal dated October 23, 2023.This task will include design services for Druid Hill Lake SD 30%. The period of the task is approximately 10 months.” Transaction amount is $543,345.59.

SB-23-14762, Performance and Payment Bonds for North Point Builders of Maryland LLC. For Patterson Park White House Project LLC Donation Agreement (Phase 2 Community Space & Courtyard). Transaction amount is $1,378,008.

Procurement

SB-23-13337, Renewal, Management of Parking Garages Group IV AGC1400-PABC - Parking Authority of Baltimore City. Period of agreement is 6/1/2023 to 5/31/2024. Transaction amount is $828,175.

SB-23-13572, Unauthorized Procurement, Trimble Water AGC6100. End-user is Public Works. Period of agreement is 7/1/2022 to 10/1/2023. Transaction amount is $8,664.33. “To pay outstanding invoices for Trimble Water Data Acquisition System that ran paralleled to the City’s SCADA with the support, and maintenance and enabled communications and the upkeep of the current data loggers installed in the field.”

SB-23-14781, Unauthorized Procurement, Equipment Maintenance AGC6100, End-user is Public Works. Transaction amount is $12,200. “DPW-Wastewater Facilities-Back River WWTP had an urgent need for the replacement of a belt to keep the centrifuges operational to meet standards set by OSHA/MDE/EPA.”

Public Works

SB-23-14284, Proj. 1358-Amend. 1, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement with Pure Engineering Services, under Project 1358, Valve & Fire Hydrant Assessment, Operation, and Maintenance Throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Water System. Period of agreement is based on Board Approval with a duration of 12 months from 1/10/2024 / to 1/9/2025. Transaction amount is $4,236,631.69.

SB-23-13615, Water Contract No. 1252- Grantley Road and Vicinity Water Main Replacement Change Order 2, with Monumental Paving & Excavating, Inc. Period of agreement is based on board approval with a duration of 80 days. Transaction amount is $1,131,902.63.

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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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.

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