Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 2/21

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 February 21st 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.

Employee Development

SB-24-10304, MOU, Blueprint For Maryland's Future Grant - Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. Board is requested to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED), and Baltimore City Community College (BCCV). Period of agreement is 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2026. Transaction Amount is $4,433,625.

Finance

SB-24-10448, Report on Emergency Procurement- EPR- 000024-Moore (Formerly Merkle) Contract #B50005149. Transaction amount is $250,000. “The Department of Finance – Bureau of Revenue Collection (BRC) requests an emergency procurement for a 6-month extension for Lock Box services for the City of Baltimore.”

Homeless Services

SB-24-10546, Select Source, Facilities Management Contract - Old Town Hotel Group LLC AGC2300-PROC. Request to approve a Goods & Services Contract for Facilities Management with Old Town Hotel Group, LLC. Period of agreement is 3/29/2024 to 12/31/2024. Transaction amount is $3,200,000.

Housing and Community Development

SB-24-10184, Southwest Partnership, Inc. - CDBG Capital Grant Agreement - Rehabilitation of the Poppleton Recreation Center. Transaction amount is $800,000.

Labor Commissioner

SB-24-10413, Amendment of Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) between the City of Baltimore and AFSCME Council 3 and Local 558, Community Health Nurses & Nurse Practitioners (“AFSCME Local 558”) for FY 2024-2025

Procurement

SB-24-10398, Increase, SCON-002106, Tree Maintenance Services, Group 1 & 2. Transaction amount is $1,690,000. “The initial contract amount was understated for services under both Group 1 & 2. Therefore, an amendment is being requested to add funds to the contract.”

 SB-23-10102, Extension, Contract Number 08000, Miss Utilities Call Center. Transaction amount is $700,000. Department of Public Works needs to get services for providing designated Call Taking Services- Miss Utilities.

Public Works

SB-24-10290, Emergency Authorization Request SCADA System Maintenance. Transaction amount is $250,000.  “The Department of Public Works (DPW) is requesting Emergency Authorization to contract with Industrial Monitoring and Controls System experts to provide maintenance and support to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.”

 SB-24-10288, Emergency Authorization, Request for Renting a Portable Liquid Lime (slurry) System for Montebello Water Filtration Plant I - W.K. Merriman, Inc. Transaction amount is $172,000.

SB-24-10294, Emergency Authorization Request NSI Lab Supplies and Testing. Transaction amount tis $60,000. “The Department of Public Works (DPW) is requesting Emergency Authorization to extend the emergency contract with NSI Lab Solutions (SCON-002217), to provide lab supplies and testing for Ashburton Water Filtration Plant.”

SB-24-10340, Emergency Authorization Request- Weekly Recycle Campaign - urban one. Transaction amount is $24,000. “The Department of Public Works (DPW) is requesting Emergency Authorization to purchase design and production services for the Return to Weekly Recycling Campaign.” 

SB-24-10452, Emergency Procurement, Surpass Visuals, Weekly Recycle Campaign. Transaction amount is $47,500. “The Department of Public Works (DPW) is requesting Emergency Authorization to purchase design and production services for the Return to Weekly Recycling Campaign.” 

SB-24-10104, Emergency Procurement Request, Biosolids Management Team for Back River WWTP. Transaction amount is $50,000,000. “The Department of Public Works (DPW) is requesting emergency procurement authorization to enter into an agreement with Operations Management International, Inc for a term of five years.”

Real Estate

SB-24-10547, Option to Purchase Real Property - Old Town Properties LLC, Baltimore Hotel Investments, LLC & Parking Lot, Baltimore Hospitality, LLC AGC4381, Office of Homeless Services. Transaction amount is $15,200,000. “The City has committed to utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to purchase two hotels that will add to non-congregate housing options which is a core component of Baltimore City’s strategy to respond to the housing crisis affecting most cities across the United States.”

Recreation and Parks

SB-24-10370, Right of Entry Agreement, GreenVest LLC & South Baltimore Gateway Partnership. The period of agreement is 2/21/2024 to 6/30/2026. Transaction amount is $19,853,699.

Transportation

SB-24-10363, (First Renewal) License Agreement with the Maryland Stadium Authority for Snow Emergency.

SB-24-10362, (Second Renewal) License Agreement with the Maryland Jockey Club, Inc. for Snow Emergency.

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: 2344 530 6909 

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.

Notices

Public Information Requests. Requests for background documents for any Board of Estimates items should be made through Geoff.Shannon@baltimorecity.gov.

Open Checkbook. The Office of the Comptroller recently launched Open Checkbook 2.0 Spending Explorer, a new public-facing online tool that tracks the city’s third-party vendor payments.  Open Checkbook 2.0 allows the public to review Baltimore City’s spending by accessing payments to suppliers. The site is updated daily. 

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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