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File #: 1716-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/17/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to modify an existing contract with the law firm, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, for specialized legal services related to the City’s purchase of electric power; and to authorize the expenditure from the Division of Electricity Operating Fund. ($37,500.00)
Attachments: 1. Copy of ORD 1716-2019 - Financial Coding - McNees CT Mod #14
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City Attorney on behalf of the City entered into a contract on October 26, 2004 (“Contract”) with the law firm, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, a Pennsylvania limited liability company (“McNees”), in order to retain McNees’ specialized legal services in matters relating to the City’s purchase of electric power. The City previously passed Ordinance Numbers 1519-2005, 1384-2006, 0097-2006, 2215-2006, 0748-2009, 1157-2010, 0426-2011, 2011, 0989-2012, 2644-2012, 2785-2013,0439-2015, 0822-2016, and 2745-2017 authorizing certain modifications to the Contract to extend and increase funding to retain McNees’ specialized legal services, including but not limited to legal services relating to (i) administering a Respond for Proposal (“RFP”) and contract negotiation for the City’s power supply; (ii) existing power purchase agreements’ contract issues; (iii) legal issues relating to demand response contracting for department facilities; (iv) legal issues relating to interconnection and power purchase arrangements with renewable energy projects; and (v) assisting in drafting and negotiating purchase power agreements ((i), (ii), (iii), (iv), & (v), collectively, “Services”).

The Department of Public Utilities, Division of Power (DPU), continues to need the Services through December 31, 2019; however, additional funding in the amount of Thirty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred and 00/100 U.S. Dollars ($37,500.00) is required in order to maintain the Services through December 31, 2019.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE NUMBER: 231256003

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this expenditure will come from the Division of Power’s Operating Fund, Fund Number 6300

EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION: Not applicable.

Title

To authorize the City Attorney to modify an existing contract with the law firm, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, for specialized legal services related to the City’s purchase of electric power; and to authorize the expenditure from the Division of Electricity Operating...

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