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File #: 2345-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 9/29/2021
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to renew and modify a contract with Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC, for a consulting services contract related to state government relations; and to authorize the expenditure of $60,000.00 from the general fund. ($60,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2345-2021 Legislation Template.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to renew a contract with Byers, Minton & Associates, LLC for state government relations consulting services. The initial contract term was entered into pursuant to Ordinance 2037-2018, and executed on September 7, 2018. Ordinance 2638-2019 authorized the renewal of the contract, as well as a waiver of the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Code, Chapter 329 and also provided for two (2) additional one-year renewal options. Ordinance 2109-2020 authorized the first of two renewal options for the period October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. This ordinance seeks authority to exercise the second of two renewal options for the period October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. It is anticipated that the City will need Byers, Minton & Associates to provide its services beyond the next contract year. Therefore, this ordinance also seeks to modify the contract to provide for two (2) additional one-year renewals options.
Byers, Minton & Associates will continue to provide services that 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. ,
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 2021 general fund budget.
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