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File #: 2037-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2018 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract with Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC for a consulting services contract related to state government relations; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Code, Chapter 329; to authorize the transfer of $60,000.00 between divisions within the General Fund; and to authorize the expenditure of $60,000.00 from the General Fund. ($60,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2037-2018 Legislation Template, 2. Ord 2037-2018 Bid Waiver Form
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract with Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC for state government relations consulting services. These services will include, but are not limited to assisting City staff in developing a comprehensive public policy agenda for state government that advances the interests of the City, monitoring all legislation and executive agency decisions at the state level that impacts the City of Columbus, developing and strengthening working relationships with statewide officials and legislative leadership, and further strengthening relationships with local coalitions, business organizations, regional partnerships, and chambers of commerce to enhance City operations.
This ordinance also seeks authority to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Code, Chapter 329. Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC, brings a wealth of institutional knowledge, skills and experience needed to ensure successful implementation of contract scope of services.
Fiscal Impact: This legislation authorizes an expenditure of $60,000.00 from the General Fund with Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC for a consulting services contract related to state government relations. These funds are available within the 2018 General Fund budget.
Title

To authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract with Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC for a consulting services contract related to state government relations; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Code, Chapter 329; to authorize the transfer of $60,000.00 between divisions within the General Fund; and to authorize the expenditure of $60,000.00 from the General Fund. ($60,000.00)
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WHEREAS, the Department of Finance and Management has a need for consulting services related to state government relations; and
WHEREAS, Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC has the necessary experience, skills, and staf...

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