Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 4/3

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 April 3rd 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.

Audits

SB-24-10470, Biennial Performance Audit of the Department of Housing and Community Development for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021.

SB-24-10866, Biennial Performance Audit Follow Up, Department of General Services, Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021.  

Baltimore Convention Center

SB-24-10869, MOU - Ratification - State Capital for Baltimore Convention Center. Transaction amount is $25,700,000. “The State has appropriated the sum of $25,700,000 to be administered by the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) to design, construct, and capital equip infrastructure improvements to the BCC.”

Bureau of the Budget and Management Research

SB-24-11101, Fiscal 2025 Preliminary Budget Transmittal.  

Housing & Community Development

SB-24-10700, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT), Hudson Valley Property Group, Westview Properties.

SB-24-10836, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) request, Foxwell Memorial Apartments.

Information & Technology

SB-24-10775, Amendment - Contract #B50006477 – Enterprise Support Staffing Services. “The Board is requested to approve the First Amendments to the Original Agreements with 15 suppliers, Contract Number B50006484, to include $1,672,960.00 in ARPA Funding as a funding source and to add ARPA-compliant language into the terms and conditions to ensure the awardees comply with ARPA requirements. No additional funding is being requested.”

SB-24-11030, Informal, Award - Selected Source Master Services Agreement. TierPoint Services, LLC. for Data Center Colocation (RQ-023786). Transaction amount is $1,949,137.20. “The Board is requested to approve a selected source Master Service Agreement with TierPoint Services, LLC. for Data Center Colocation.”

Mayor’s Office

SB-24-11004, Master Funding Agreement, Baltimore Civic Fund, Inc. “The Master Funding Agreement governs the Civic Fund’s financial administration of City general funds transferred to the Civic Fund for various City programs and initiatives."

SB-24-11008, Master Agreement for Fiscal Sponsorship, Baltimore Civic Fund, Inc. “The City and the Civic Fund have created two new agreements, the Master Agreement for Fiscal Sponsorship (SB-24-11008) and Master Funding Agreement (SB-24-11004) (collectively, the “Agreements”), to cover the Civic Fund’s evolved role of assisting the City in achieving its civic goals.”

Parking Authority

SB-24-10681, System Purchase Agreement with Precision Time Systems of MD Inc. Period is from 4/3/2024 to 4/2/2034. Transaction amount is $4,001,022.

Planning

SB-24-11081, Planning Commission Recommendation - FY25 Capital Budget & Capital Improvement Program FY25-30.

Procurement

SB-24-10940, Emergency Procurement: Shotspotter, end-user is BPD. Transaction amount is $1,138,000.

SB-24-14869, Award - Contract 08000– Gunshot Detection, Location, and Forensic Services, and API Subscription Services. Transaction amount is $2,128,500.

SB-24-10918, Increase - B50004357, Provide Water Taxi and Commuter Services in Baltimore Harbor. Transaction amount is $2,000,000.

SB-24-10648, Extension - B50005677 – Polymeric Flocculant for Gravity Belt Thickening Facility at The Back River Wastewater Treatment Plants. End-user is DPW.

SB-24-11071, Award - Solicitation Number RFQ-000404 - Wireless Access Point (WAP). Transaction amount is $5,000,000. “This contract scope of work will provide installation of outdoor WAPs on City buildings, DOT poles and, where applicable and permitted, MDOT traffic infrastructure.”

SB-24-10980, Unauthorized Procurement - Flexibility Incentives to Padmission, LLC. Transaction amount is $15,999. “MOHS needed to render services via Padmission services to launch House Baltimore which incentivizes landlords to be flexible to their screening criteria such as bad credit history, eviction history, income requirements, and criminal backgrounds, as our resources were limited.”

SB-24-10775, Amendment - Contract #B50006477 – Enterprise Support Staffing Services. Approval of the First Amendment to a Consulting/Professional Services. Agreement with multiple supplies. Period of agreement is 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2025. Transaction amount is $67,000,000.

Public Works

SB-24-10890, Rejection of All Bids - WC 1372 - Water Main Replacements at Various Locations.

Recovery Programs

SB-24-10916, Termination of Grant Agreement, The Pride Center of Maryland, Inc. - Baltimore Violence Intervention and Protection (VIP) Project.

Transportation

SB-24-11040, Conduit Lease Agreement – Maryland Administrative Office of the Court.

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: 2330 599 8462

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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