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File #: 1619-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2022 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Human Resources to modify the contract with Claim Technologies Inc. to reflect assignment of that company and a name change to Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC, and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation will authorize the Department of Human Resources to modify their contract with Claim Technologies Inc. for the provision of employee benefit audit and market check services to reflect the assignment of the new name via acquisition to Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC and their federal tax ID number, effective May 1, 2022. This modification will reflect a company name change and federal identification number change for the contract and purchase order established with Claim Technologies Inc. by the Department of Human Resources. Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC 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 Findings for Recovery Certified Search.

The Department of Human Resources is currently in the second year of a five-year contract with Claim Technologies Inc. for audit services authorized by ordinance 1239-2021.

FISCAL IMPACT: No additional funds are required.

EMERGENCY PROVISION: Emergency action is requested to facilitate uninterrupted payments and services.

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Human Resources to modify the contract with Claim Technologies Inc. to reflect assignment of that company and a name change to Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC, and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Body

WHEREAS, the Department of Human Resources currently has a contract with Claim Technologies Inc. authorized by ordinance 1239-2021; and

WHEREAS, Claim Technologies Inc. has recently assigned its employee benefit audit and market check services business to Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC; and

WHEREAS, Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC has agreed to honor past, present and future contracts established between Claim Technologies Inc. and the Department of Human Resources for employee benefit audit and market check services; and

WHEREAS, the City Auditor’s Office requires that these changes be officially acknowledged by City Council; and

WHEREAS, to facilitate the Department of Human Resources’ uninterrupted payments to this vendor, it is necessary to assign all past, present, and future business to Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Human Resources in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to modify the contract to allow uninterrupted business, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

SECTION 1. That the Director of the Department of Human Resources be and hereby is authorized to modify the contract with Claim Technologies Inc. to reflect an assignment and name change to Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC, and to execute all documents relating thereto.

SECTION 2. That the City Auditor be and hereby is authorized to make all necessary accounting adjustments to reflect said assignment.

SECTION 3. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.