Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 11/15
Thursday Nov 9th, 2023
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
Baltimore, MD - The agenda for the Board of Estimates November 15th 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.
Baltimore Development Corporation
SB-23-14049, Sixth Amendment to Land Disposition Agreement between the Mayor and City Council and CBAC Borrower, LLC, $0.00 “The Sixth Amendment to the Land Disposition Agreement between the Mayor and City Council and CBAC Borrow, LLC will formalize the purchase price of the Option Parcel of $1.25 million per acre and assign the option from CBAC Borrower LLC to 701 West Ostend LLC.”
SB-23-14144, Lundyn Campbell-Rhodes v. BCBSC, Circuit Court for Baltimore City; Case No. 24-C-22-003084. Lundyn Campbell-Rhodes suffered a foot injury while working at Youthworks, due to a table falling on her foot, causing permanent cosmetic injuries. Settlement amount is $60,000.
SB-23-14137, Jane Doe v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore, et. al., Case number: 1:21-cv-01926-GLR. Plaintiff had nonconsensual inappropriate contact with a former employee, which she reported to management. Settlement amount is $225,000.
SB-23-14096, Baltimore City Public School System Capital Improvement Program Fiscal Years 2025-2030.
SB-23-14122, Unauthorized Procurement - LB Water Services, Inc. Transaction amount is $10,607.77. “The Department of Public Works procured Meter Vaults and Hydrants per urgent requirement without having a valid purchase order. DPW is processing its requirements to get the contract awarded per the competitive bidding process to avoid unauthorized procurement.”
SB-23-13338, Unauthorized Procurement, Med-Station. Transaction amount is $20,675. “This request is for payment of unpaid invoices to CareFusion Solutions LLC for the medication management console, Pyxis, and related services at the BCHD Sexual Health Clinics. The awarded contract expired during Covid, and renewal of the contract could not be processed due to understaffing and reassignment of work for other Covid-related work.”
SB-23-13751, Unauthorized Procurement, Membership Subscription, $65,400.00 “The Sheriff's Office currently lacks health and wellness programs and currently does not have a gym facility. It is important for public safety personnel to have access to adequate mental and physical wellness facilities in the city and close to work. The agency started using them without having valid purchase order.”
SB-23-14120, Unauthorized Procurement, EESCO Pump and Valve, Inc. Transaction amount is $3,172.40. “The requested action is approval to pay outstanding invoices for an alignment needed for Sherwood Pumping Station.”
SB-23-13136, Increase, SCON-001836–Industrial Cleaning Services. Transaction amount is $500,000. “On June 23, 2021, the Board approved the initial contract award. The Department of Public Works (DPW) received a regulatory compliance notice for its WasteWater Treatment Plants (WWTPs). The current increase is necessary to meet expected performance requirements at the various WWTPs.”
SB-23-14129, Unauthorized Procurement, EESCO Pump and Valve, Inc. Transaction amount is $1,591.31. “The requested action is approval to pay outstanding invoices for dissembling, cleaning, and inspecting service for the Catonsville C Pump.
SB-23-14141, Consent Decree between the Mayor and City Council (the “City”), Maryland Department of the Environment (“MDE”), and Blue Water Baltimore: Circuit Court for Baltimore City – Case no. 24-C-22-000386, U.S. District Court of Maryland – Case no. 1:21-CV-03176. Transaction amount is $3,325,000.
SB-23-13583, Proj. 1338 (WC 1420) Montebello Water Filtration Plant I Filter Upgrades Agreement. Transaction amount is $4,586,243.46. “The purpose of this project is the planning and design of upgrades to the Montebello Filtration Plant I filters.”
Recreation and Parks
SB-23-14043, AWARD for RP21808R Walter P. Carter Pool & Bathhouse - Accompany TOF SB-23-14061. “The Department of Recreation and Parks requests your Honorable Board to award RP21808R Walter P. Carter Pool & Bathhouse to the lowest responsive bidder, Plano-Coudon, LLC at their bid price of $5,388,000.00.”
SB-23-14224, Surrender of Possession of Recreation Centers. Board is requested to approve a Surrender of Possession Agreement between the Department of Recreation and Parks and The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. The schools that will be impacted are Barclay PK-8 (PSC # 30.260), Liberty PK-5 (PSC # 30.135), Hazelwood K-8 (PSC # 30.189), Leith Walk PK-8 (PSC # 30.194) and Callaway Elementary (PSC # 30.257).
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.
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
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Public Information Requests. Requests for background documents for any Board of Estimates items should be made through Geoff.Shannon@baltimorecity.gov.
Starting November 1, 2023 and moving forward, Public Information Act requests sent to the Baltimore City Office of the Comptroller will be published in a quarterly report and made available on the office’s website.
The Comptroller’s Office committed to this level of transparency in its January 2021 transition report (pg 26) based on a recommendation from good government advocates. More information is available at the Comptroller's website.
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