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File #: 1179-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/22/2019 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 5/20/2019 Final action: 5/23/2019
Title: To authorize the Municipal Court Clerk to enter into the contracts with Apelles, LLC, Capital Recovery Systems, Inc., Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP and The Law Offices of Robert A. Schuerger Co., LPA for the provision of collection services and to authorize an expenditure up to $350,000.00 from the Municipal Court Clerk collection fund.($350,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1179-2019 Collections
Explanation

Background:
This legislation authorizes Franklin County Municipal Court, Clerk of Court ("Municipal Court Clerk") to enter into the first consecutive one (1)year renewal option with Apelles, LLC, Capital Recovery Systems, Inc., Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP, and the Law Offices of Robert A. Schuerger Co., LPA for the provision of collection services for the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office; authorizes an expenditure of $350,000.00.

Ordinance 1684-2016 authorized the Municipal Court Clerk to enter into the three (3) year contract, with three (3) consecutive one (1) year renewal options with Apelles, LLC, Capital Recovery Systems, Inc., Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP, and the Law Offices of Robert A. Schuerger Co., LPA for collection services for the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office.

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 costs to the City of Columbus for this service.

Bid Information:
The Municipal Court Clerk's Office solicited formal competitive bids through Requests for Proposals (RFQ 001289) for collection services, in accordance with Columbus City Code 329. The Municipal Court Clerk’s Office received six (6) proposals. The proposals were reviewed by a committee of three (3) and evaluated in accordance with the committee's criteria. The committee selected the four highest scored companies. In agreement with the committee, the Municipal Court Clerk awarded the bid to the four collection companies listed below:

Contract Compliance:

Apelles, LLC; Contract Compliance # 41-2104380; Expiration Date: 01/24/2020; Vendor # 007901

Capital Recovery Systems, Inc.: Contract Compliance # 31-1570459; Expiration Date: 07/16/2020; Vendor # 005578

Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP; Contract Compliance # 74-2864602; Expiration Date: 03/06/2021; Vendor # 010047
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