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File #: R-2018-034    Version: 1 Name: Reso Greenberg Traurig Public Utilities 2018
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/18/2018 In control: Office of the City Attorney
On agenda: 2/7/2018 Final action: 2/7/2018
Title: A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Authorizing The Appropriate City Officials To Execute The Attached Agreement With Greenberg Traurig, P.A. For Legal Services In Utilities Matters In An Amount Not To Exceed $200,000.00 For FY 2018.
Attachments: 1. ragreenbergtraurigppinesfy2018.doc_revised.pdf, 2. agreenbergtraurigppengagementletter.pdf, 3. tergreenbergtraurigppines.pdf, 4. BIS 18-093.pdf

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A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Authorizing The Appropriate City Officials To Execute The Attached Agreement With Greenberg Traurig, P.A. For Legal Services In Utilities Matters In An Amount Not To Exceed $200,000.00 For FY 2018.

 

 

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Staff Recommends:  Approval of the Resolution.

 

 

Explanation:

Greenberg Traurig, P.A. (“the Law Firm”) is representing the City in dispute resolution matters with respect to the water and wastewater utility system, primarily involving ongoing issues with the City of Pembroke Pines, one of the City’s large users. 

 

Section 38.40(C)(2) of the Code of Ordinances exempts from the competitive bid and competitive proposal requirements of the Purchasing Ordinance contracts for professional services.

 

In view of the considerable amount of legal services being rendered by the Law Firm and anticipated to be rendered throughout FY 2018, the City Attorney recommends that the Commission approve the attached engagement letter, which among other things, caps the fees to be paid to the Law Firm in FY 2018 at $200,000.00.

 

Funding for the miscellaneous professional and administrative services has been provided via Resolution No. R-2017-295 which continued the appropriation for previously approved capital projects from FY 2017 to FY 2018.

 

Funding for the services is available in account number 42.4000.85860.536.003126.

 

 

Recommended for inclusion on the agenda by:

Douglas R. Gonzales, City Attorney

Dr. Wazir A. Ishmael, City Manager

Gus Zambrano, Assistant City Manager for Sustainable Development

Steve Joseph, P.E., Director of Public Utilities