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File #: 20-0033    Version: 1 Name: Professional Services Agreement for General Environmental Services with Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc.
Type: Agreements/Contracts Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 2/5/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: MOTION TO APPROVE THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CALVIN, GIORDANO & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES IN AN ANNUAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $50,000. 
Attachments: 1. 1. Agreement, 2. 2. Exhibit A - Scope of Services, 3. 2. Exhibit B - Fee Schedule
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MOTION TO APPROVE THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CALVIN, GIORDANO & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES IN AN ANNUAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $50,000. 

Summary Explanation and Background

PROCUREMENT PROCESS TAKEN:

- Chapter 35 of the City’s Code of Ordinance is titled “PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES, PUBLIC FUNDS.”

- Section 35.18 of the City's Code of Ordinances is titled "COMPETITIVE BIDDING OR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS REQUIRED; EXCEPTIONS."

- Section 35.18(C) states that "Only the following situations are exempt from the competitive bid and competitive proposal requirements of this section:"

- Section 35.18(C)(2) states “Contracts for professional services involving peculiar skill, ability, experience or expertise, which are in their nature unique and not subject to competitive bidding, or competitive proposals, are exempt from this section; however, state laws, such as the Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act of the state statutes, as may be amended from time to time to the extent applicable, shall be followed.”

- Florida Statute (F.S.) 287.055 is known as the “Consultant’s Competitive Negotiation Act” (CCNA).

- F.S. Section 287.055(2)(a) defines Professional services as “those services within the scope of the practice of architecture, professional engineering, landscape architecture, or registered surveying and mapping, as defined by the laws of the state, or those performed by any architect, professional engineer, landscape architect, or registered surveyor and mapper in connection with his or her professional employment or practice.” 

- Section 35.21(A)(1) of the City’s Code of Ordinance states, "An initial purchase of, or contract for, commodities or services, in excess of $25,000, shall require the approval of the City Commission, regardless of whether the competitive bidding or competitive proposal procedures were followed."

SUMMARY EXPLANATION AND BACKGROUND:

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