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File #: 1260-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/16/2013 In control: Public Safety & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To authorize the Municipal Court Clerk to enter into contract with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP for the provision of collection services; to authorize an expenditure up to $85,000.00 from the Municipal Court Clerk Collection Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($85,000.00)

Ordinance 1052-2010 authorized the Franklin County Municipal Court, Clerk of Court ("Municipal Court Clerk") to enter into a three year contract, with three consecutive one year renewal options with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP for collection services for the Municipal Court Clerk's Office.

This legislation authorizes the Municipal Court Clerk to enter into the first consecutive one year renewal option with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP for the provision of collection services.

The contract is self-funding in that the percentage charged for collecting the receivables is added to the total debt collected, pursuant to ORC 2335.24, ORC 2335.19 and Ordinance 0130-2009, thereby, negating any costs to the City of Columbus for this service.

Bid Information:
A formal bid process for the collection services was conducted through SA003606, in accordance with Columbus City Codes, Chapter 329. The proposals were reviewed by a committee and evaluated in accordance with the committee's criteria. Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP achieved the highest score. In agreement with the committee, the Municipal Court Clerk awarded the bid to Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP.

Ordinance 1052-2010; $235,000.00; EL010683
Ordinance 0769-2011; $105,000.00; EL011769
Ordinance 0952-2012; $90,000.00; EL012840
Ordinance 1260-2013; $85,000.00

Contract Compliance Number:
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson LLP: 74-2864602
Expiration: 04/05/2014

The company is not debarred according to the excluded party listing system of the Federal Government or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of State unresolved finding for recovery certified search.

Emergency: Emergency declaration is requested for the continuity of the collection services.

Fiscal Impact: Funds totaling $85,000.00 are available within the 2013 collection fund budget.


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