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File #: 2007-0537    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 10/8/2007 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 11/5/2007
Enactment date: Enactment #: 12624
Title: A MOTION authorizing the chair of the council to enter into a contract for an independent consultant to provide technical assistance to the Auditor's Office in implementing the Capital Project Oversight pilot program.
Sponsors: Dow Constantine
Attachments: 1. Motion 12624.pdf, 2. 2007-0537 Staff Report w attachments.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Professional.pdf
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A MOTION authorizing the chair of the council to enter into a contract for an independent consultant to provide technical assistance to the Auditor's Office in implementing the Capital Project Oversight pilot program.
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WHEREAS, the metropolitan King County council adopted the 2007 Budget Ordinance 15652, appropriating funds for a pilot project within the King County Auditor's Office to provide independent and expert oversight of King County's major capital construction projects, and
WHEREAS, the King County engaged the services of PMA Consultants, LLC, with Saybrook Associates, Inc. as a subcontractor, (the PMA Team) to design a model for the Council's oversight of major capital project, and
WHEREAS, the next phase of the pilot project involves putting oversight processes and systems in place, advertising and hiring the key staff , carrying out interim oversight activities and establishing an initial reporting system, and
WHEREAS, it is the intention of the King County Auditor's Office to move forward on capital project oversight pilot project in the most expeditious manner by contracting with the PMA Team, and
WHEREAS, the King County Auditor's Office sought and received a waiver from standard procurement procedures in order to procure consulting services from the PMA Team because they are uniquely qualified to assist KCAO and the use of another vendor would likely be more costly since they would have to start from scratch in learning about the models which the PMA/Saybrook team already understands in depth, and
WHEREAS, Motion 10651, Section III, as amended, and OR 1-020 requires the council to authorize the council chair to sign any contracts in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:

The chair of the metropolitan King County council is authorized to enter into a contract, in an amount not to exceed sixty thousand dollars, with PMA Consultants, LLC to provide technic...

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