WHEREAS, the City of Asbury Park (the “City”) put out a Request for Proposals in order to appoint a contractor or contractors for Grant Writing Services and received proposals on December 27, 2017 through a fair and open process per N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1-et seq.; and
WHEREAS, the N.J.S.A 40A:11-4 allows for the governing body to authorize the Purchasing Agent to award contracts above $17,500; and
WHEREAS, this contract will be on an as-needed basis; and
WHEREAS, this contract is intended to be awarded as a “fair and open contract” pursuant to and in accordance with the Local Unit Pay-to-Play Law N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et seq; and
WHEREAS, Mayor and City Council, having considered the same, hereby wish to authorize the awarding of the contracts to Brownfield Redevelopment Solutions (“BRS”), Incorporated, Millennium Strategies and T&M Associates; and
WHEREAS, the City’s Chief Financial Officer has determined and certified in writing that the value of the contract associated with the City Engineer’s services may exceed $17,500.00, and therefore that the contract is subject to the provisions of the State’s Local Unit Pay-to-Play Law, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et seq. (the Pay-to-Play Law).
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the City of Asbury Park, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, as follows:
1. The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute, and the City Clerk attest, a contract between the City and Brownfield Redevelopment Solutions (BRS), Inc., Millennium Strategies and T&M Associates for the aforementioned services.
2. Said contract is awarded as an “Fair and Open” contract in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(ii) of the Local Public Contracts Law
3. Notice of the adoption of this Resolution shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the City.
4. A certified copy of this Resolution shall be provided to each of the following:
a. BRS, Incorporated
b. Millennium Strategies
c. T&M Associates
b. Michael Capabianco City Manager
c. JoAnn Boos, Chief Financial Officer
d. Edward Sadelli, Fiscal Monitor
e. Frederick C. Raffetto, Esq., Municipal Attorney