Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 10/5

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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 October 5th meeting is now available. It can be found at the BOE Database or on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab.

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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.

 All expense reports and travel requests of City employees are currently retroactive due to the switch in August to the City's new financial system, Workday. Leading up to the launch of the new system, no expense reports or travel requests could be submitted and employees were directed by Finance to submit all retroactive reports in the new system once launched.

Baltimore Development Corporation

Pages 1-2, BDC, Charitable Solicitation.  This will allow BDC to solicit contributions for Baltimore Together, “a public-private initiative led by the BDC to support and implement a shared vision of inclusive economic growth with specific goals, actions, and accountability measures over a 5-year period.”

Baltimore Police Department

Pages 30-34, BPD, Intergovernmental Agreement and Grant Agreements. These are state grants, or agreements funded with state grants:

  • Page 30, Intergovernmental Agreement with the Fire Dept., amount $9,970; term Oct. 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.  
  • Page 31, Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services (formerly known as GOCCP), Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network grant, amount $696,528; term July, 1 2022 toJune 30, 2022.
  • Page 32, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, reimbursement for sex offender registrants, amount $311,400; term is July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 or until funds are expended 
  • Page 33, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, reimbursement for sex offender registrants, amount $302,600; term is July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 or until funds are expended 
  • Page 34, Grant Agreement with Turnaround, Inc. for victim services including funding for an Advocate for sexual assault victims, amount $57,750; October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

Pages 60-61, Item #7, Bureau of Procurement, Award of Contract No. 08000 for VisLink Airborne Systems Installation and Maintenance with VisLink, LLC.  Award amount is $943,000. 

Page 171, Travel Request, Bastian Liebermann to Grand Prairie TX for Initial Pilot Training Course for Replacement Fleet of H125 Helicopters, December 11 through 16, 2022. Amount is $2,312.65

Page 172, Travel Request, Officer Craig Hoover to Grand Prairie TX for Initial Pilot Training Course for Replacement Fleet of H125 Helicopters, October 30 through November 11, 2022. Amount is $3,551.82

Page 173, Travel Request, Officer Diogo Souza to Grand Prairie TX for Initial Pilot Training Course for Replacement Fleet of H125 Helicopters, October 30 through November 11, 2022. Amount is $4,543.75

Page 174, Travel Request, Sgt. Renonzo Belcher to Grand Prairie TX for Initial Pilot Training Course for Replacement Fleet of H125 Helicopters, October 9-14, 2022. Amount is $2,194.68.

Bureau of Risk Management

Pages 25-29, Bureau of Risk Management, Insurance Renewals. These items were deferred from the 9/7 agenda.

Comptroller’s Office

Pages 6-7, Office of the Comptroller, Report of Corrective Actions/Audit Call-Backs.

General Services

Pages 39-41, DGS, Extra Work Order Nos. 16, 17, and 18 for GS 18815, City Hall Exterior Wall Repairs/Phase 1, 2 and Alternate Phases. The three change orders total $383,012.

Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs

Pages 42-51, Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs, Grant Agreements.  These items were deferred from the 9/21 agenda by the Council President: 

  • Pages 42-43, Urban Strategies, Inc./amount is $2,300,000 
  • Pages 44-45, Bikur Cholim, Inc./amount is $285,000 
  • Pages 46-47, Ministers Conference Empowerment Center CDC/amount is $1,200,000 
  • Pages 48-49, Baltimore Corps/amount is $371,000 
  • Pages 50-51, B’More Clubhouse, Inc./amount $500,000. 

Health Department

Pages 54-55, Item #2, Bureau of Procurement, Renewal of Contract B50005924 for Personal Care and Homemaker Services with three separate vendors. The renewal adds $500,000 in value and extends the contract term to October 13, 2023. 

Page 175, Retroactive Travel Request, Program Coordinator Amy Secrist for the 2022 CityMaTCH and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epi Conference in Chicago, IL, from September 21-23, 2022. Amount is $1742.56. 

Housing & Community Development

Pages 10, CDG-47 Ratification Agreements. Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation, $150,000. Expiration date is June 30, 2022.

Page 11, CDG-47 Ratification Agreements. Consumer Credit Counseling Service Maryland and Delaware, $57,000. Expiration Date is June 30, 2022.

Labor Commissioner

Page 16, MOU with AFSCME Council 67 Local 44 for FY 2022-2023.           

Law 

Page 19, Megan Belich v. Mayor & City Council and BPD forensics employee Franklin Sanders, Jr.  Settlement amount is $80,000 for a vehicle accident in 2018.  

Page 20, Metra Industries v. Mayor & City Council.  Settlement amount is $58,000 for attorney’s fees relating to a PIA lawsuit.

Page 177, Retroactive Travel Request, Deputy City Solicitor Ebony Thompson to Austin TX for the Real Estate Block Chain Summit, September 22-25, 2022. Amount is $1,938.38.

Mayor’s Office

Pages 74-75, Third Amendment to non-Construction Consultant Agreement.  This is an Ernst & Young contract amendment that was deferred by the Council President on 9/21. 

Page 181, Retroactive Travel Request, Deputy Mayor of Equity, Health and Human Services Faith Leach for the Chesapeake Connect 2022 Baltimore Metropolitan Council on July 20-22, 2022 in Detroit, MI. Amount is $1500.

Page 182, Retroactive Travel Request, CAO Christopher Shorter for the Chesapeake Connect 2022 Baltimore Metropolitan Council on July 20-22, 2022 in Detroit, MI. Amount is $1500.

Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office

Pages 17-18, MWBOO, City of Baltimore 2022 Disparity Study prepared by MGT of America Consulting, LLC.   

Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Page 83, MONSE, Agreement with University of Pennsylvania.  This grant is for $604,181.21 to UPenn to provide technical assistance with planning, implementing, and evaluating the Group Violence Reduction Strategy.  The agreement is retroactive, with an expiration date of June 30, 2022.

Public Works

Page 120, DPW, Unauthorized Purchase. Request to approve $9,116.61 in payments to Enav, LLC for the rental of parking spaces due to lack of space at a DPW facility at 1825 Edison Highway. 

Pages 121-122, DPW, Ratification of Amendment No. 1 for Recycling Agreement.  This item was deferred from the 9/7 agenda.

Procurement

Pages 65-67, Item #11, Extension of Contract 08000 for 800 MHz Radio Facilities Maintenance Agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. The extension adds $2,337,776.42 in value and extends the contract term through June 30, 2023. This contract relates to public safety communications systems, with BCIT, the Fire Dept., and BPD listed as end-users. 

Pages 67-68, Item #12, Bureau of Procurement, Ratification and Renewal of Contract B50004884 for Playground and Athletic Court Resurfacing Repairs with Playground Specialists, Inc. The no-cost ratification is retroactive to July 11, 2021 and extends the contract term through September 21, 2023. Total contract value is $800,000. 

Real Estate

Page 77, DoRE, Community Benefits District for Port Covington.

Rec & Parks

Pages 127-128, Rec & Parks, Final Release of Retainage.  This is a request for a release of $57,109.66 in retainage to C&N Associates, LLC for Contract RP 19804, Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena Renovations. 


Notices

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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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To address the board:

Procedures for addressing the Board have changed. 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:

Th 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/summarie

Supplier Self-Service Portal:

The City of Baltimore launched a new Supplier Self-Service Portal to offer a better way to connect and do business. This new portal is now open and replaces Citibuy. The portal is a free, self-service tool that will allow suppliers to register with the City’s Workday Supplier Portal and directly access their information during the “procure-to-pay” lifecycle.

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