Resolution #21-10: Appointment of Engineer and Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services for Municipal Utilities Authority Engineer

Date of Adoption: February 4, 2021

WHEREAS, there is a need for Municipal Engineering Services for the Vernon Municipal Utilities Authority; and

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 specifically exempts professional services from provisions of public bidding as provided in the Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, said specified professional services are to be rendered or performed by a person or persons authorized by law to practice a recognized profession, and whose practice is regulated by law within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., as amended; and

WHEREAS, the performance of said professional services requires knowledge of an advanced field of learning acquired by a prolonged formal course of specialized training and study as distinguished from general academic instruction or apprenticeship and training; and

WHEREAS, the Vernon Municipal Utilities Authority is desirous to renew the current agreement with the firm Dewberry, Inc. for Engineering Services as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., as amended; and

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., as amended, requires that this Resolution be publicly advertised.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Vernon Municipal Utilities Authority that they hereby authorize and approve the award of contract of a Professional Service Agreement to the firm of Dewberry, Inc. pursuant to a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 et seq. to provide Engineering Services in accordance with the attached Contract for Professional Services.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the award of contract shall be contingent upon the completion and receipt of the following: a fully executed professional services agreement detailing the scope of services, established fees for said professional services, mandatory Equal Opportunity Language and Affirmative Action Certificate; and receipt of all statutorily mandated “Pay to Play” political contribution forms pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq.; New Jersey Business Registration Certificate; and upon the aforementioned professional being a member in good standing in its respective profession.