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Professional Services Award Connell Foley

BOROUGH OF EDGEWATER
RESOLUTION

COUNCILPERSON
Henwood - Yes
Doran - Absent
Monte - Absent
Vidal - Yes
Jordan - Absent
Bartolomeo - Yes
Mayor

date: March 26, 2014

Resolution No. 2014-085

Introduced by: Councilman Vidal
Second by: Councilman Bartolomeo

Resolution Awarding Contract to Connell Foley for Professional Legal Services as Special Counsel to Assist the Borough with the Veteran's Field Improvement Project

WHEREAS, the Borough of Edgewater has a need for and requires professional legal services in connection with the Veteran's Field Improvement Project; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5, said professional services are exempt from public bidding under the Local Public Contracts Law, and

WHEREAS, Connell Foley ("Attorney"), located at 85 Livingston Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068 has submitted a proposal for this work dated March 13, 2014, a copy of which is attached hereto; and

WHEREAS, the Borough is desirous of awarding this contract to Attorney in accordance with the terms set forth in said proposal, subject to approval and execution of a formal contract acceptable to the Borough; and

WHEREAS, because the value of this contract is anticipated to be in excess of $17,500, this contract has been awarded under the "alternative process" pursuant to NJ.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq. (the "Pay-to-Play Law"), and has been awarded to the contractor based upon the merits and abilities of the contractor to provide the services necessary; and

WHEREAS, because this contract has been awarded under the "alternative process," Attorney has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Attorney has not made any reportable contributions ($300 or more) to a political or candidate committee in the Borough of Edgewater with the elected officials in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Attorney from making any reportable contributions ($300 or more) through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law, NJ.S.A. 40A:11-5, requires the resolution authorizing the award of contracts for professional services without competitive bids and the contract itself to be made available for public inspection; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to NJ.S.A. 40A:11 -5, public notice of this contract award shall be published in the official newspaper of the Borough in accordance with applicable law; and

WHEREAS, I, Joseph lannaconi, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, has certified that funds have been appropriated and are available for this purpose through Capital Ordinance 1474-2012:

JOSEPH IANNACONI, JR., C.F.O.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Edgewater that a professional services contract for legal services in connection with the Veteran's Field Improvement Project, in an amount not to exceed $25,000 without prior Council approval, is hereby awarded as follows:

Attorney:

Timothy E. Corriston

Rates:
Partner : $275/hour
Associate: $225/hour
Paralegal: $95/hour

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Borough Clerk are hereby authorized and empowered to execute a contract consistent with the provisions and intent of this Resolution

.BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk shall publish notice of this contract award in the official newspaper of the Borough, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

I hereby certify that the above Resolution was adopted by the Mayor and Council on March 26, 2014.

BARBARA RAE, RMC, CMC
Borough Clerk
April 8, 2014
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