Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 060639
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File Number: 060639 File Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte.
File Name: SERVICES OF CARRIE P. MEEK AND MIKE ABRAMS Introduced: 3/1/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION REQUESTING CONSULTANT TO OBTAIN SERVICES OF CARRIE P. MEEK AND MIKE ABRAMS THROUGH WORK ORDERS ON AN ''AS NEEDED'' BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $75,000 EACH TO SUPPLEMENT THE EXPERTISE AND RESOURCES UNDER THE FEDERAL LOBBYING CONTRACTS
Indexes: CONSULTING CONTRACTS
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 4/11/2006 2B Withdrawn
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 2B Substitute, Legislative File No. 061117)

County Attorney 3/16/2006 Assigned Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 4/11/2006

Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 3/15/2006 2C Deferred to next committee meeting by BCC Chairperson P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Monica Maldonado read the foregoing item into the record. Chairwoman Heyman asked that the foregoing proposed resolution be deferred following further review of the procurement process for County consultants. Commissioner Moss supported deferral of this item and noted his concern with the process of adding additional members to the team. Following discussion regarding deferral, Chairwoman Heyman asked that it be amended to insert language stating that five Consultant firms were a part of the written and oral screening and were involved in the RFP process, but two (2) of the five were eliminated based on an Administrative decision to award to three (3) of the firms. She also asked that the language on line two (2) in the first paragraph of this resolution be changed to indicate “the County Manager to execute a two-year contract with three (3)…(“Consultants”), and to replace the word “Consultant” with “County in the third (3) paragraph, third (3) line on handwritten page 4. Hearing no further questions or comments Chairwoman Heyman asked that the amended version of the foregoing resolution be brought back to the April 11, 2006 Committee meeting.

County Attorney 3/1/2006 Referred Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 3/15/2006

County Attorney 3/1/2006 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 3/1/2006

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION REQUESTING CONSULTANT TO OBTAIN SERVICES OF CARRIE P. MEEK AND MIKE ABRAMS THROUGH WORK ORDERS ON AN ''AS NEEDED'' BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $75,000 EACH TO SUPPLEMENT THE EXPERTISE AND RESOURCES UNDER THE FEDERAL LOBBYING CONTRACTS

BODY
WHEREAS, on January 24, 2006, the Board approved Resolution No. 133-06, which authorized the County Manager to execute a two-year agreement with Greenberg Traurig, P.A. ("Consultant") for governmental representation before the U.S. Congress and executive branch ("the Agreement"); and

WHEREAS, the Agreement and accompanying resolution authorized the expenditure of a total amount not to exceed $225,000 for additional related services; and

WHEREAS, the Agreement provides that the County may request that the Consultant obtain services through work orders to supplement the expertise and resources that may be required at any given time and for the purposes of carrying out the intent of the Agreements; and

WHEREAS, on November 11, 1999, the Board approved Resolution No. 1236-99, which provided that the Board shall approve all County contracts and work orders for lobbying or representation at the state or federal level and/or all individuals or firms hired to represent the County on intergovernmental issues; and

WHEREAS, the County would benefit from the inclusion of former Miami-Dade Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek on the Washington lobbying team based on her prior appropriations experience in Congress, particularly in the area of transportation appropriations; and

WHEREAS, the County would also benefit from the inclusion of Mike Abrams of Akerman Senterfitt on the Washington lobbying team based on his prior experience in the Florida House of Representatives and specialized knowledge and expertise of health care issues, including the Medicaid program,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board requests that the Consultant may obtain the services of Mike Abrams of Akerman, Senterfitt and Carrie Meek through work orders on an "as needed" basis not to exceed the amount of $75,000 each to supplement the expertise and resources required under the federal lobbying contract.



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