Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 6/1

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 Board of Estimates agenda for the June 1st meeting is now available. It can be found on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab.

The Department of Public Works will hold a hearing on proposed amendments to the Solid Waste Management Plan for Baltimore City at the Board of Estimates June 1st meeting. The hearing will discuss adding in certain supplemental information required by the State and the addition of a recycling plan to reach the State­ mandated 35% recycling rate. If you plan to attend the meeting please fill out this form

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

Pages 72-76, Items #16-23, Personnel Matters. There are eight employment contracts for BPD.

Pages 107-109, BPD, Grant Agreement and Travel Requests:

  • Page 107, Grant Award from GOCCP for “Warrant Apprehension Funding Program.”  Award amount is $3,250,000 and one of the purposes of the grant is to pay for “…overtime for warrant surges and sweeps…”
  • Pages 108-109, Travel Request for Lt. Alberto Colon and Arnold Jenkins to attend SMIP (Senior Management Institute for Police) training in Boston.

Pages 123-124, Item #1, Bureau of Procurement, Renewal of Contract 08000 for Qualtrax Cloud Software with Qualtrax, Inc. End-user is BPD.  Renewal period is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 and includes an increase in value of $12,621.20. 

Pages 134-135, Item #9, Bureau of Procurement, Increase for Contract B50006184 for SWAT Uniforms with Botach, Inc.  The increase amount is $25,000 for a total contract value of $47,465.79

Pages 135-136, Item #10, Bureau of Procurement, Increase for Contract B50006014 for Badges—Name Plates with Irvin Hahn Co, Inc. and Metis, Inc.  The increase amount is $30,000 for a total contract value of $122,394.

Pages 136-137, Bureau of Procurement, Item #11, Increase for Contract 06000—Fuel for Marine with Oasis Marina, LLC.  The increase amount is $35,000 for a total contract value of $49,500.  This contract provides fuel for BCFD in addition to BPD.

Pages 1501-151, Item #21, Bureau of Procurement, Ratification and Extension of Contract B50005579 for Preventative Maintenance for DNA Equipment with Life Technologies.  End-user is BPD. The ratification and extension cover November 21, 2021 through November 20, 2022 and include an increase in value of $27,930 for a total contract value of $132,247.68.

Page 154, Item #24, Bureau of Procurement, Award of Contract B50006606 for Crime Scene Personnel Uniforms with F&F and A. Jacobs & Sons, Inc.  Award amount is $40,457. 

DPW

Pages 94-96, Staffing Supplementation Services Agreement with KCI Technologies, Inc.  Agreement amount is $6,644,052.30. This agreement was awarded as an emergency procurement last fall and supplies consultant personnel to address the urgent issues/emergency orders affecting DPW’s wastewater treatment plants. The services under this agreement started in September 2021, and the consultants KCI is providing are also helping address the issues raised in the recent state takeover of Back River WWTP. 

Pages 103-105, DPW, 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan—Recycling Plan Amendment. DPW first brought this item to the Board on 5/18/22. Background information on the proposed amendments can be found on DPW's website.

 Page 165, Item #1, DPW, Recommendation to Reject All Bids for WC 1410, Urgent Need Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Improvements Phase I—FY21.

Finance

Pages 171-181, Budgets and Financial Plans for Special Taxing Districts.  DOF has submitted the following items for FY 2023:

  • Pages 171-175, Midtown Community Benefits District Budget and Property Tax/Public Utilities Surcharge Rates.
  • Pages 176-178, Visit Baltimore Inc. Baltimore Tourism Improvement District Financial Plan and Special Assessment Rate.
  • Page 179-181, Charles Village Community Benefits District Budget and Property Tax/Public Utilities Surcharge Rates.

Health

Page 44, Provider Agreement with Johns Hopkins University of Medicine to provide Tuberculosis Elimination services. The period agreement was Jan. 1st, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021. Amount is $174,672.

Law

Pages 6-8, Dept. of Law, Settlement Agreements & Releases:

Mayor's Office 

Pages 83-84, Items #34-35, Personnel Matters, Mayor’s Office and Sheriff’s Office.

  • Page 83, Item # 34, Creation of an Executive Director position by the Mayor’s Office. Amount is $264,261.
  • Page 84, Item #35, Employment Contract for Erin Sher Smyth as a Procurement Consultant for the Sheriff’s Office. Amount is $150 per hour for 160 hours.

Pages 182-183, Addendum to the Hosting Agreement modifying the City of Baltimore's bid to host soccer events as part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament.  

Pratt Library

Pages 146-147, Item #19, Bureau of Procurement, Extension of Contract B50005655 for Book Binding Services for Enoch Pratt Free Library with Wert Bookbinding, Inc.  This extends the contract through December 16, 2022 and involves no cost. 

Procurement

Pages 125-126, Item #3, Bureau of Procurement, Renewal of Contract B50004963 for Unarmed Uniformed Security Guard Services with Abacus Corp.  Renewal period is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 and includes an increase in value of $4,825,000 This brings the total contract value to $30.9 million, and is the last renewal option. 

Pages 155-156, Item #25, Bureau of Procurement, Renewal of Contract B50005154 for Citywide Violation Towing Services with four vendors.  This item was deferred from the May 4 and May 18 agendas.

Pages 156-157, Item #26, Bureau of Procurement, Increase for Contract B50005017 for Background Investigations with Kentech Consulting, Inc.  This item was deferred from the May 4 and May 18 agenda. 

Pages 158-163, Bureau of Procurement, Payment of Confirming/Unauthorized Invoices:

  • Page 158, DPW, payment of $31,876.20 to GC Jones Elevator Co., Inc. for payment for emergency repairs to elevators at a DPW facility.
  • Page 159, Comptroller’s Office, payment of $25,000 to Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. for elevator monitoring services provided after contract expiration but before issuance of a new purchase order.
  • Page 160, BPD, payment of $40,178 to ProjectManager.com for services provided after contract expiration and before submission of a requisition for a new contract.
  • Page 161, DGS, payment of $20,530.46 to GC Jones Elevator Co. Inc. for emergency fire alarm and sprinkler system services provided while a valid contract was in place but the request for payment was not issued until after contract expiration.
  • Page 162, DGS, payment of $9,800 to Morrison Consulting, Inc. for “Visitor Pass Plus” access control services provided after expiration of a valid contract.
  • Page 163, Finance, payment of $12,838.62 to CoStar Group Inc. for real estate database services provided after expiration of a valid contract.  This was deferred from the 5/18 agenda.

Page 167, Item #7, Bureau of Procurement, Recommendation for Award for B50006506, Emergency Vehicle Lighting and Accessories.  Recommended awardee is East Coast Emergency Lighting, Inc.  Award amount is $3,312,839.60. 

 


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.

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Listen in. Members of the public can call in via Webex by dialing (408)-418-9388; access code: 2340 745 0827

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.

BOE Database: 

Comptroller Henry has announced the debut of a fully searchable database of Baltimore City Board of Estimates (BOE) transactions. This new database will provide 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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