Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 4/17

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 17th meeting is now available. It can be found on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab. 

Immediately after the meeting, the Board of Estimates will hold a hearing on FY25 Budget. Residents wanting to learn more or testify on the budget can do so at Taxpayer's Night at 6pm. We're on Threads! Follow threads.net/@billforbmore for live information during Board of Estimates meetings and other activities from the Comptroller's Office. 

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.

Law

  • SB-24-11105 – Settlement Agreement –YHVH Solutions, LLC v. MCCB, Case No. 24-C-22-004872, $235,000.

ARPA

  • SB-24-11066 – Grant Agreement with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for ARPA funding for the redevelopment of Key Pointe Phase 2A formerly known as O’Donnell Heights, $2,900,000.

Public Works

  • SB-24-10884 – Unauthorized Procurement Justification – ARC Document Solutions, LLC, $5,529.93
  • SB-24-11054 – Unauthorized Procurement – ARC Document Solutions, $13,122.70

Mayoralty

  • SB-24-11004 – Master Funding Agreement – Baltimore Civic Fund, Inc.

Procurement

  • SB-24-11099 – Unauthorized Procurement - EA Engineering Science and Technology, Inc., $28,800.
  • SB-24-11075 – Award - Solicitation Number RFQ-000478 - Fiber Construction, $4,000,000.
  • SB-24-11091 – Extension - B50005566 aka SCON-001532 Services for Electronic Security Systems, $2,685,210.83

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: 2348 023 3877

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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