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File #: 3249   
Type: Unfinished Business Status: Adopted
File created: 8/13/2021 In control: Central Services
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Recommendation of Legal Counsel Services for the Brevard County Charter Review Commission (CRC)
Attachments: 1. RFQ22114 Results SCM 9.23.21.pdf
Subject:
Title
Recommendation of Legal Counsel Services for the Brevard County Charter Review Commission (CRC)
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Fiscal Impact:
- Charter Review Commission Meetings - All inclusive rate of $500.00 per meeting
- Litigation only Hourly Rate - $250.00
- CRC approved tasks outside of CRC Meetings Hourly rate - $225.00
- Necessary and Reasonable Legal Expenses incurred on behalf of the CRC at cost (i.e. court costs, filing fees, etc...)

Budget for Legal Counsel Services is $50,000.00 (Total Cost of Contract will be based on total number of meetings attended, and any hours of legal counsel (litigation or CRC approved tasks) during the Charter Review Commission).

Funding is currently budgeted under Fund and Cost Center 0001-200540
Dept/Office:
Central Services Department / County Manager's Office
Requested Action:
Recommendation
It is Requested the Board of County Commissioners:
- Accept the recommendation of the Brevard County Charter Review Commission to enter into a contract for Legal Services with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman P.L.;
- Authorize the BoCC Chair to execute a contract for services upon review by the County Attorney's Office, Risk Management, and Purchasing Services; and
- Authorize the BoCC to execute any necessary Contract Amendments or Extensions upon review and approval by the County Attorney's Office, Risk Management, and Purchasing Services.
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Summary Explanation and Background:
On May 4, 2021, the Board authorized Purchasing Services to develop and advertise a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Legal Counsel Services to Serve as Counsel for the Brevard County Charter Review Commission.

On August 12, 2021 the Charter Review Commission approved the RFQ to obtain legal counsel services. The RFQ was advertised via Florida Today, DemandStar and Vendorlink on Thursday August 19, 2021 with a due date of September 10, 2021.

Purchasing Services received 5 responses to the RFQ. The responses were presented to the Charter Review C...

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