Board of Estimates Recap February 24, 2021

Crest of the City of Baltimore

Bill Henry
Comptroller,
Baltimore City
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-5410

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT
KC Kelleher
(410) 804-4289

[email protected]

 

The recording of this morning’s Board of Estimates meeting is posted on Charm TV. Below is a brief summary of the discussion of the non-routine agenda items. An official summary, including abstentions, will be posted on comptroller.baltimorecity.gov within three business days.

Non-routine agenda items:

Items that are placed on the agenda by a Board member for discussion.

  1. Health Department – Grant Agreements

P 2 2. BLACK MEN’S EXCHANGE-NATIONAL, INC. (BMX) $100,000.00

P 4 9. SISTERS TOGETHER AND REACHING (STAR), INC. $440,894.00

P 5 12. AIDS INTERFAITH RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC. $ 75,000.00

P 6 13. PROJECT PLASE, INC. $626,000.00

Discussion around Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) waivers. These grant agreements received waivers because they are federal grants and not subject to local City code. Item was approved by the board.

  1. EXTRA WORK ORDERS AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS

P 11, item 3: EWO #008, $ 299,573.57 – TR 03319, Replacement of Bridge No. BC3212, Harford

Road Bridge over Herring Run

Discussion on the amount of extra work orders for the bridge replacement. The change order before the BOE will allow the Harford Bridge to be completed 3-5 months earlier than expected. Project was slowed down due to storms in summer of 2018 and unexpected structural issues in the bridge. There will be 3-4 more change orders coming before the board on this project. Discussion on building in more costs up front for big construction projects. Item was approved by the board.

  1. P 17 Department of Law – Settlement Agreement and Release

Discussion of what processes are in place in the Department of Public Works to prevent incident from happening again. Item was approved by the board.

  1. INFORMAL AWARDS, RENEWALS, INCREASES TO CONTRACTS & EXTENSIONS

P 19-20 3. UTILITY ASSOCIATES, INC. $151,965.00 Sole Source

Contract No. 08000 – Integrated Body Cameras – Department of Public Works,

Environmental Police – Req. No.: R865420

Discussion over MBE/WBE waiver for this item. Environmental Police require specific body cameras that warranted a sole source contract. Item was approved by the board.

  1. P 21 5. METROPOLITAN PROTECTIVE SERVICES, INC. $170,000.00 Extension

Contract No. B50004352 - Armed Security Guard – Departments of General Services,

Health, Public Works, etc. – P.O. No.: P534694

Discussion over contract increases, need for security guards, and MBE/WBE waivers. This item is a month extension. Item was approved by the board.

  1. P 30-31 Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)– Land

Disposition Agreement

Discussion over market value of city property in the deal. Item was approved by the board.

  1. P 32-33 Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)– Land

Disposition Agreement

Discussion over market value of city property in the deal. Item was approved by the board.

  1. P 60 Department of Human Resources – Personnel Matters

Discussion over the cost-effectiveness of the positions. Item was approved by the board.

 

This summary is part of an effort to share useful and informative notes and actions from the Board of Estimates. Questions or clarifications can be sent to the Comptroller’s Director of Communication, KC Kelleher.

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