Resolution #18-40: Resolution Authorizing Award of a Contract for Professional Services with the Canning Group, LLC for Qualified Purchasing Agent Services

Date of Adoption: June 21, 2018

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority has a need to obtain financial advisory services, specifically the use of a qualified purchasing agent, in connection with the procurement of goods and services; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i), a contract for such services may be awarded without competitive bidding by reason that such services constitute “professional services” which are services rendered or performed by a person authorized by law to practice a recognized profession, whose practice is regulated by law and the performance of which services requires knowledge of an advanced type in a field of learning acquired by a prolonged formal course of specialized instruction and study as distinguished from general academic instruction or apprenticeship; and

WHEREAS, the Canning Group, LLC submitted a proposal dated May 10, 2018, to provide the aforementioned services; and

WHEREAS, the value of these services will be an hourly rate of $150.00 as follows:

a) On site meetings, RFP/Bid openings—2 hour minimum
b) Telephonic meetings and mentoring—1/4 hour increments
c) Bid/RFP writing—per hour; and

WHEREAS, the commissioners find it to be in the best interest of the VTMUA to authorize said work, which is not subject to public bidding.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the VTMUA commissioners that the chairman is authorized to enter into a contract with the Canning Group, LLC as described therein, subject to the certification of funds.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the secretary is hereby authorized and directed to cause a notice to be published in the manner provided by law setting forth the nature, duration, service and amount of the contract and that the resolution and contract are on file in the office of the executive director and are available for public inspection.