Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 4/20

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 Board of Estimates agenda for the April 20th meeting is now available. It can be found on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab.

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.

BPD 

Page 106, BPD, Agreement with Maryland Dept. of Juvenile Services.  This is a $12,900 grant agreement to implement a Youth Advisory Council that will support the work of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.  

Pages 137-138, Item #3, Bureau of Procurement, Ratification and Renewal of Sole Source Contract for TrueAllele DNA Software License & Maintenance with Cybernegetics. The ratification is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and extends the contract through December 31, 2022; it also adds $65,300 in contract value for a total value of $90,300.   

Page 169, BPD, Travel Request for Commissioner Harrison. Total amount of travel is $1,429.59.  

BCRP 

Page 166, Rec & Parks, Extra Work Order No. 2 for RP 20810, Garrett Park Court and Stormwater Improvements.  This is a no-cost time extension for a contract with $353,286 overall value and for which the work is 76.74% completed. 

Comptroller 

Page 107, Office of the Comptroller, Draft Amendments to Procurement Regulations.  These are the proposed revisions relating to the receiving and opening of bids that we’ve been working on with the Law Department since early March.  They will go out for public comment for 30 days after the Board approves the draft.   

City Council 

Pages 45-46, Council President’s Office, Charitable Solicitation.  This relates to the annual toy drive.   

DHCD

Page 108, Land Disposition Agreement with the Aequo Emergence, LLC. Purchase price is $10,000.

Page 121-122, First Amendment to the Uplands Infrastructure Design Reimbursement Grant.  

Emergency Procurement 

Pages 160-162, Item #20, Bureau of Procurement, Report of Emergency Procurement.  This is the 16 DOT snow removal contracts that were deferred from March 16 and April 6.   

Finance

Page 1, Department of Finance, Preliminary Operating and Capital Budget Plan—Fiscal 2023

Health 

Page 27, Health Department, Agreement with Forest Park Senior Center, Inc. Amount is $50,987.

Housing 

Page 108, DHCD, Land Disposition Agreement with the Aequo Emergence, LLC.   

Law 

Pages 47-48, wrongful death claim by the parents of Elijah Gorham, a student at MERVO who died from an injury in a football game.  Settlement amount is $345,000. 

Page 49, Chae Brothers et al v. Mayor & City Council.  This is a settlement of property damage claims by 68 businesses that were affected by the 2015 uprising. Amount is $3,562,005.05.

Page 50, wrongful termination claim by Yusuf Arikan. Settlement amount is $74,057.71. 

Page 51, CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Mayor & City Council and Spiniello Cos.  Settlement amount is $275,000.  This arose from a sewer overflow (27,000 gallons) that damaged CSX’s coal terminal in Curtis Bay in 2018. 

Mayor's Office

Page 192, Mayor’s Office, Employment Agreement for Berke Attila, incoming Director of DGS.

MOED

Pages 82-83, Intergovernmental Agreement with Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services.  This is a grant award of $900,000 for MOED to carry out employment and job assistance services at the Baltimore Re-Entry.

Parking Authority

Pages 95-104, Parking Authority, Demand-Based Parking Meter Rate Setting for Federal Hill.

Procurement

Pages 143-144, Item #7, Bureau of Procurement, Increase to Houston-Galveston Area Council Contract No. TS06-21—Professional Staffing with Robert Half International, Inc.  The increase adds $8 Million to a contract awarded last August with an initial value of $7 Million. 

Pages 157-158, Item #18, Bureau of Procurement, Award of Solicitation No. B50006532 for Hybrid 4WD Color: Black with PacifiCorp Ford, Inc.  Award amount is $36,664.06.   

Pages 159-160, Item #19, Bureau of Procurement, Ratification and Renewal of Sole Source Contract for CoStar Real Estate software with CoStar Group, Inc.  End-user is DGS. This item was deferred from April 6—it’s retroactive to February 1, 2022 and extends the contract through February 1, 2023 while adding $9,201.60 in value for a total value of $26,481.54. 

Pages 160-162, Item #20, Bureau of Procurement, Report of Emergency Procurement.  This features 16 DOT snow removal contracts that were deferred from March 16 and April 6. 

Page 183, Item #2, Bureau of Procurement, Recommendation for Award for Contract B50006487, Ford Explorer XLT 4WD to Pacifico Ford, Inc.  Award amount is $45,205.

Public Works

Pages 185-188, Items #8-13.  There are three recommendations for contract awards that are subject to protests. They have been deferred multiple times since February: 

  • WC 1252, Grantley Road and Vicinity Water Main Replacement and Transfer of Funds—protested by Metra Industries 
  • WC 1410, Urgent Need Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Improvements Phase I-FY’21 and Transfer of Funds—protested by Metra Industries 
  • WC 1285, Caroline Street and Vicinity Water Main Replacements and Transfer of Funds—protested by Metra Industries. 

Real Estate

Pages 23-24, Second Amendment to Lease Agreement with BAC GC Baltimore Street, LLC.  This is a ten-year renewal of the office space leased by the State’s Attorney’s Office. 

Telecom

Page 105, Department of Telecommunications, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement with Verizon Maryland, LLC.  The amendment adjusts the minimum amount of services the City is obligated to purchase through June 30, 2022.  The estimated monthly charge is $75,000 which will be billed to user agencies. 

 


Notices

To 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: 2346 221 8849.

Watch on television. Watch Charm TV, channel 25.

To address the board:

Procedures for addressing the Board have changed. New 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. 

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. 

Protests and Statements of Opposition must be submitted to BOE.Clerk@baltimorecity.gov, cc: james.knighton@baltimorecity.gov or by mail or hand delivery to Attn: Clerk, Board of Estimates Room 204, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street. 

The complete regulations on procurement, protests, minority and women-owned business enterprises, and debarment/suspensions can be found on the Comptroller's website.

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.

Bid openings:

The Board has implemented changes to the bid opening process.

Bid tabulation sheets detailing bid proposals received will be publicly posted to the Comptroller’s website by close of business on the date of bid opening.

Taxpayers' Night 4/27

The BOE is inviting residents to learn more about the Mayor’s proposed budget at the annual Taxpayers’ Night. This special meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 27th at 6pm in Baltimore City Hall and via Webex. It will include a presentation on the Fiscal 2023 Preliminary Budget from Budget Director Bob Cenname. After the presentation, residents are invited to give testimony on their budget priorities.

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