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TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
DATE: JUNE 1, 2004
SUBJECT: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
Staff Coordinator: Judy Huey, Senior Administrative Analyst
The City receives approximately $225,000 per year in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission (CDC). The CDC administers the federal Community Development Block Grant and is the agency the City of Rancho Palos Verdes interacts with for the CDBG Program. Since 1995, the City has contracted with consultant staff to administer our CDBG programs, whose services are fully paid for with CDBG funds.
A three-year contract for FY 2004-2005 through FY 2006-2007 is proposed, with the ability to extend the contract for two additional years with mutual consent. The amount of the contract shall not exceed $20,000 per year without written authorization from the City.
ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
A Request for Proposal (RFP) was requested from three (3) firms capable of providing the needed consultant services to administer the CDBG Program. The proposals submitted for consideration are as follows:
Staff reviewed the qualifications of the three firms and the individuals assigned to the project. Proposals were evaluated based upon City Council-approved criteria as follows:
Upon review, it is recommended that Diana Cho and Associates be awarded a contract to administer the Community Development Block Grant Program. Cho and Associates have provided CDBG services for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes since 1995, and have consistently met program requirements set forth by the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission and U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The firm is an effective liaison between the City and the County CDC in ensuring compliance with all aspects of CDBG administration. Diana Cho and Associates have provided exceptionally competent and professional service to the City for the past nine years and staff is pleased with their quality of work.
Awarding the contract will authorize the proposed budgeted expenditure of up to $20,000 in FY 2004-2005, up to $20,000 in FY 2005-2006, and up to $20,000 in FY 2006-2007. These costs are estimates and additional authorization may be requested if the need arises. Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to fully pay for the consultant costs.
Dean E. Allison
Director of Public Works
Attachment: Agreement for Professional Services