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File #: 52745    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing a noncompetitive contract with Interpreters Cooperative of Madison for in person language interpretation services.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/3/2018 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 8/7/2018 Final action: 10/2/2018
Enactment date: 10/5/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00720
Title: Authorizing a noncompetitive contract with Interpreters Cooperative of Madison for in person language interpretation services.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar
Attachments: 1. Interpreters Cooperative of Madison Non-Competitive Selection Request - ....pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the noncompetitive contract with Interpreters Cooperative of Madison for in person language interpretation services at a cost not to exceed $40,000. In the adopted 2018 operating budget the Department of Civil Rights budgeted $122,000 for interpreter services in conjunction with the Language Access Plan.
Title
Authorizing a noncompetitive contract with Interpreters Cooperative of Madison for in person language interpretation services.
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Preamble

In order to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and executive order 13166, the City of Madison is required to provide comprehensive language services to ensure that all residents have access to city services. In February of 2018 the Common Council approved the Language Access Plan created by the Department of Civil Rights as a response to this obligation. In order to provide these services in compliance with City contracting requirements it is necessary for the Department of Civil Rights to enter into a contract with an appropriate interpretation agency.

WHEREAS, Interpreters Cooperative has demonstrated the ability to meet the needs of the city in providing services in a consistent manner; and,

WHEREAS, interpreters provided through the Cooperative are trusted by members of the community and reflect those communities utilizing services; and,

WHEREAS, the Department of Civil Rights prefers to employ interpreters from within our community whenever possible; and,

WHEREAS, the need for this contract is due to the immediate interpretation needs while the Department of Civil Rights works on the details of needs assessment, coordination and RFP processes as part of the implementation of the Language Access Plan; and,

WHEREAS, the Department of Civil Rights desires to contract with Interpreters Cooperative beginning upon signature of the contract by the mayor through December 31, 2019; and,

WHEREAS, under sec. 4.26(4)(b), of the Madison General Ordinanc...

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