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File #: 59636    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a sole source Purchase of Services Contract with Simon and Company, Inc. for federal lobbying services for two years with the option of a two-year renewal.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 3/3/2020 Final action: 3/3/2020
Enactment date: 3/6/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00185
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a sole source Purchase of Services Contract with Simon and Company, Inc. for federal lobbying services for two years with the option of a two-year renewal.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. Simon & Company, Inc. - Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required February 2020.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution approves a two-year contract with Simon and Company to represent the City’s interests on a federal level. Under the proposed terms, the annual cost of the contract will be $36,000. The 2020 Adopted Operating Budget includes $40,000 in Direct Appropriations for this contract.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a sole source Purchase of Services Contract with Simon and Company, Inc. for federal lobbying services for two years with the option of a two-year renewal.
Body
WHEREAS, Simon and Company, Inc. (“Simon”) has spent over twenty years focusing on representing local governments in Washington DC; and

WHEREAS, Simon currently represents the City of Madison's interests on the Federal level, including providing regular information and updates on federal funding opportunities and legislative developments, assisting in the pursuit of federal competitive discretionary grants, and working with the White House, federal agencies and the city's federal legislative delegation on legislative and regulatory issues, coordinating city officials agendas in Washington and acting as liaison to national organizations; and

WHEREAS, Simon has developed an intimate understanding of the City’s operations, priorities and staff; and

WHEREAS, Simon has been instrumental in numerous federal funding successes such as funding for COPS funding, East Washington rebuilding, Central Park, brownfields and environmental projects; and

WHEREAS, Simon has proposed a contract with a flat fee of $36,000 per year, inclusive of all services and expenses, for a term of 2 years with an option for a two-year renewal at the same annual fee of $36,000, and

WHEREAS, under MGO 4.26(4)(a), a service contract with a total price over the lifetime of the contract of $50,000 or more that was not competitively selected must be approved by the Common Council and must meet one of the exceptions in MGO 4.26(4)(b); and
WHEREAS, for the reasons stated on t...

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