BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that city officials are hereby authorized to contract with Barr Engineering Company for professional services in developing and marketing a business partnership program with the regional stormwater protection team (RSPT) based on the request for proposal (RFP) specifications and the consultant’s fee not to exceed $15,000, terms net 30, payable from the Stormwater Fund 535, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5439. Said agreement is to be substantially in the form of Public Document No. ____________ on file in the office of the city clerk.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes a professional services agreement with Barr Engineering Company to assist the regional stormwater protection team (RSPT) in developing and marketing a business partnership program for an amount not to exceed $15,000, payable from the stormwater fund.
This project will be funded as follows:
(a) $12,000 from the Minnesota Lake Superior Coastal Program Grant 306-09-08 held by the city of Duluth;
(b) $3,000 from RSPT matching funds in the form of man-hours (with Duluth contributing $1,500 man-hours).
The regional storm water protection team was formed in 2002 by regional communities and agencies to provide mutual support, education, and outreach regarding protection of the shared Western Lake Superior Watershed.
The city began soliciting proposals in 2006. The process ended December 27, 2006, with only one proposal. Then, the city exercised its option to initiate a new process. This second process ended March 7, 2007, with two proposals. Barr Engineering Company provided the best proposal within the city’s estimated costs.