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File #: 13-1958    Version: 1 Name: Contract for Election Attorney (DeCotiis)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 10/7/2013 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 1/22/2014 Final action: 1/22/2014
Title: Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( X ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Professional Service Contract Purpose: Legal Services Related to Election Matters Entity Name: DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP Entity Address: 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Suite 31, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 Contract Amount: $75,000.00 Funding Source: 2013 Office of the City Clerk Budget Contract Period: December 31, 2013 through December 30, 2014 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor (X ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( X ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a Additional Information:
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Title
Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk
Action: ( X ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Professional Service Contract
Purpose: Legal Services Related to Election Matters
Entity Name: DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP
Entity Address: 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Suite 31, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Contract Amount: $75,000.00
Funding Source: 2013 Office of the City Clerk Budget
Contract Period: December 31, 2013 through December 30, 2014
Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor (X ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS
( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( X ) RFQ
( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a
Additional Information:

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WHEREAS, the City of Newark advertised a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Legal Services in connection with Election Matters and one (1) proposal was received from DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP, 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Suite 31, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666; and

WHEREAS, the proposal submitted was found to be responsive to the RFQ and in the best interest of the City of Newark to accept; and

WHEREAS, the City of Newark wishes to enter into a contract with DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP, 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Suite 31, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666, to provide legal services to the Office of the City Clerk in connection with election matters, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00, for the period of December 31, 2013 through December 30, 2014; and

WHEREAS, this contract is being awarded without public bidding pursuant to the professional services and election exceptions of the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i) and 5(1)(l) because these services are to be rendered by a person (or persons) licensed by the State of New Jersey as attorneys and because these services are necessary or required to prepare and conduct an election; and

WHEREAS, t...

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