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File #: 19-1719    Version: 1 Name: First Amendment (DeCotiis-Special Tax Counsel)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/30/2019 In control: Law
On agenda: 1/8/2020 Final action: 1/8/2020
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: (X) Ratifying (X) Authorizing (X) Amending Type of Service: Professional Services Contract Purpose: First Amendment to the Agreement to provide legal services concerning Special Tax Counsel Matters. Entity Name: DeCotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin, LLP Entity Address: 500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Suite 31, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 Contract Amount: Not to exceed $200,000.00 Funding Source: 2019 Budget/Law Department Contract Period: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor (X) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open (X) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a Additional Information: Original Resolution 7R6-q adopted on December 19, 2018, awarded a contract in an amount not to exceed $175,000.00. The First Amendment will increase the contract amount by $25,000.00, for a new total contract amount not to exceed $200,00...
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Attachments: 1. 19-1719 certified resolution.pdf
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Dept/ Agency: Law
Action: (X) Ratifying (X) Authorizing (X) Amending
Type of Service: Professional Services Contract
Purpose: First Amendment to the Agreement to provide legal services concerning Special Tax Counsel Matters.
Entity Name: DeCotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin, LLP
Entity Address: 500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Suite 31, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Contract Amount: Not to exceed $200,000.00
Funding Source: 2019 Budget/Law Department
Contract Period: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019
Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor (X) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS
( ) Fair & Open (X) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ
( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a
Additional Information:
Original Resolution 7R6-q adopted on December 19, 2018, awarded a contract in an amount not to exceed $175,000.00.
The First Amendment will increase the contract amount by $25,000.00, for a new total contract amount not to exceed $200,000.00.
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WHEREAS, legal services are professional services and are exempt from the requirements for public bidding pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law, more specifically, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i); and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council of the City of Newark by Resolution 7R6-q, adopted on December 19, 2018, awarded a contract to Decotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin, LLP, 500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Suite 31, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666, to provide legal services concerning Special Tax Counsel Matters, in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($175,000.00), for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Decotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin, LLP, has outstanding legal bills, which when paid will exhaust the total contract amount; and

WHEREAS, Decotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin, LLP, continues to vigorously defend the City of Newark in several cases in which bills will be...

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