Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 5/15

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 15th 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

General Services

SB-24-11356, Emergency Procurement Request, SCON – 001547 TEAM Service Corporation. Transaction amount is $799,305.93. “The City of Baltimore has solicited services from TEAM Service Corporation to provide all labor, materials, equipment, tools, supervision and incidental necessary for emergency generator work for various Baltimore City Agencies: The request totaling $49,305.93 is to support ongoing operational need present for various Baltimore City locations. The request totaling $750,000 is for emergency generator full and partial replacements for four Baltimore City Fire Department facilities per the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).”

Housing & Community Development

SB-24-10449, Perkins Phase 4 Infrastructure Grant Agreement, Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC). Period of agreement is based on Board approval with a duration of 24 months from 5/15/2024 / to 5/14/2026. Transaction amount is $6,020,139.

Procurement

SB-24-11499, Award - Cooperative Contact #GSA 47QRAA24D004L, Staffing Services. Transaction amount is $3,000,000. “To secure various administrative support and accounting staffing positions as needed by City departments. Positions may include but are not limited to licensed Social Workers, Medical Testing Clerks, COVID-19 Support Specialist, Bilingual Phlebotomist, Medical Office Assistants, etc.”

SB-24-11504, Award, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (“NCPA”) Contract No. 08-40 - Athletic Surfacing and Asphalt Maintenance. Transaction amount is $3,000,000.

SB-24-11658, Unauthorized Procurement, CivicPlus LLC. Transaction amount is $45,000. “Request to pay an unauthorized procurement. The previous purchase order PO-010938 expired on September 12, 2023; despite several reminders, the supplier continued to provide services that were/are being received by BCRP for managing business without having a current purchase order. The agency has been advised to secure a multi-year contract to avoid unauthorized purchase.”

SB-24-11262, Unauthorized Procurement, First Vehicle Services. Transaction amount is $5,712.72. “Due to the urgent need for the upfitting of the Sheriff City vehicles, the department was advised by DGS that they could use First Vehicle Inc to obtain a fast turnaround. Invoice number 63525 dated August 14, 2023, was invoiced to the agency which was not authorized for purchase. First Vehicle is a supplier that maintains the electrical services to all vehicles with electrical problems. The Sheriff Office acted on the advice of DGS and did not obtain a purchase order. The agency is asked to get an approved purchase order to avoid an unauthorized procurement in the future.”

SB-24-11686, Award - Sourcewell Cooperative Contract Number 011723-JDC, Heavy Construction Equipment with Related Attachments and Technology. Transaction amount is $15,000,000.

Public Works

SB-24-10768, Amendment 1 - WC 1204 – Post Award Services contract with Druid Lake Finished Water Tanks. Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP. Period of agreement is based on Board approval with a duration of 12 months, starting 5/15/2024 / to 5/14/2025.

SB-24-11575, Rate Increase - Water Rate FY 2025 - Baltimore County. Period of agreement is 7/1/2024 to 6/30/2025. “The proposed rates represent a 4.9% increase over the current rates for Baltimore County residents which became effective July 1, 2023.”

SB-24-10372, Amendment No. 2 BWW-007 Emergency Operations Staff Augmentation. Transaction amount is $1,788,306.92. “On September 9, 2021, an emergency involving severe staffing shortage and operational compliance issues was declared by the City giving rise to the need to obtain professional services to address the emergency.”

Recovery Programs

SB-24-11115, Grant Agreement, ARPA, Nathaniel J. McFadden Learn and Play Park. Transaction amount is $2,475,250. “ARPA funds will be used for the development and construction of North Central Park, known as Nathaniel J. McFadden Learn ‘n Play Park (the “Park”). Grant Funds will be utilized for all aspects of construction including general requirements, site work, installation of fixed equipment, metals, doors, and windows for the storage area as well as mechanical and electrical work for the park.” 

Transportation  

SB-24-10865, Claims Resolution Agreement – Inner Harbor Water Taxi Terminal. Transaction amount is $814,421.76. “Project was for the demolition of an existing building and construction of a new building located on Pier 1 of the Inner Harbor to be used as a Water Taxi Terminal and museum for the historic ships in Baltimore.”

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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