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File #: 20688    Version: 0 Name: Legal Services Colette Holt WBE/MBE
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2021 In control: Justice and Law Enforcement Committee
On agenda: 5/24/2021 Final action: 6/7/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION authorizing the County Counselor to execute a Legal Services Agreement with Colette Holt & Associates of San Antonio, TX, for research and review of the County's ordinances governing minority and women-owned business enterprise participation in County contracts and purchasing policies, at a cost to the County not to exceed $50,000.00.
Sponsors: Ronald E. Finley
Indexes: COUNTY COUNSELOR, LEGAL SERVICES AGREEMENT, MINORITY-AND -WOMENT-OWNED BUSINESS
Attachments: 1. 20688adopt.pdf, 2. 20688bu.pdf, 3. corrected 20688bu.pdf, 4. 20688 Colette Holt Legal srvs MBE and WBE.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
A RESOLUTION authorizing the County Counselor to execute a Legal Services Agreement with Colette Holt & Associates of San Antonio, TX, for research and review of the County's ordinances governing minority and women-owned business enterprise participation in County contracts and purchasing policies, at a cost to the County not to exceed $50,000.00.


Intro
RESOLUTION NO. 20688, May 24, 2021

INTRODUCED BY Ronald E. Finley, County Legislator


Body
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that a nationally-recognized expert be retained to review the County's minority and women-owned business enterprise (MBE/WBE) contracting and purchasing ordinances and review County MBE/WBE solicitation practices, and assist with the development of a customer survey regarding purchasing practices, and;

WHEREAS, Colette Holt & Associates of San Antonio, TX, is a firm nationally-recognized as expert in this area of law and is determined to be an appropriate legal advisor to the County for these services, at a cost to the County not to exceed $50,000.00; and,

WHEREAS, Ms. Holt drafted the County's current MBE/WBE contracting ordinance in 2017 and conducted the City of Kansas City's recent contracting diversity study, which the County relied upon in the adoption of its ordinance; now therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the County Counselor be and hereby is authorized to execute the attached Legal Services Agreement with Colette Holt and Associates of San Antonio, TX, at a cost to the County not to exceed $50,000.00; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Director of the Department of Finance and Purchasing be and hereby is authorized to make all payments, including final payment on the Agreement.


Enacted and Approved
Effective Date: This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage by a majority of the Legislature.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:



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