Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 5/1

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 May 1st 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-24-11493, Biennial Performance Audit of the Baltimore City Fire Department for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2021 

Budget Management & Research

SB-24-11505, Bureau of Budget Management Research Fiscal 2025 Ordinance of Estimates

General Services

SB-24-11243, Amendment 3 - Proj 1283-1805 - Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Inc - O/C Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Design Services. Transaction amount is $3,000,000.

SB-24-11229, Extra Work Order 1 - GS 21802 – Baltimore Convention Center Elevator Replacement. Transaction amount is $1,417,127.

SB-24-11365, Emergency Procurement Request-SCON-001306, Allsafe Elevator Inspections LLC. Transaction amount is $427,500.

Housing & Community Development

SB-24-10700, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) - Hudson Valley Property Group - Westview Properties. This item was deferred at the April 3rd Board of Estimates meeting.

SB-24-10649, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT), Greenmount Park Apartments (Rebuild Johnston Square). “Greenmount Park Apartments is being developed by Rebuild Metro Inc. and Somerset Johnston Square Partners.

Parking Authority

SB-24-11127, Management Agreement - Residential Permit Parking Management System - IPT, LLC (Paylock), $486,000. “The proposed Virtual Permit Parking Management System (VPP) provided by IPT, LLC (Paylock) through this agreement, will save residents time by streamlining the processes for permit applications and renewals.”

Law

SB-24-11561, Resolution, Removal of Owner-Occupied Properties Valued Under $250,000 from 2024 Tax Sale

Planning

 SB-24-11481, FY ‘25-‘30 Final CIP Recommendations 

SB-24-11223, Grant Award - Subaward Agreement, Maryland Department of Emergency Management. Grant is $7,290.034. “City of Baltimore Resiliency Hub Solar Generators and Storage Project, submitted under FEMA-4491-DR-MD-0010, will fund solar generators (solar + storage) at a network of 16 community-based critical facility sites throughout the City.”

Procurement

SB-24-11268, Unauthorized Procurement, Vector Media Holding Corp. Transaction amount is $12,000. “The agency did not submit a requisition in a timely manner to secure a purchase order.”

SB-24-10652, Renewal - Contract Number B50005779 – Liquid Chlorine. Transaction amount is $2,000,000. “DPW water and wastewater treatment plants need to use Liquid Chlorine for their process requirements.”

SB-24-11271, Award, RFQ-000281 – Repair and Maintenance Services for Electric Motors. Transaction amount is $18,000,000.

Public Works

SB-24-10738, Emergency Authorization Request Waterworks Repair Parts, LB Waters. Transaction amount is $910,000. “The agency is currently without a contract and does not have sufficient stock to fulfill the demand of meter replacements and new meter installations. Meter replacements are especially critical in the winter months when temperatures drop to freezing levels causing meters to freeze.” 

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: 2336 258 9787 

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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