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File #: 16-0149    Version: 1 Name: CM - Federal Legislative Representation svcs
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 2/2/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2016 Final action: 2/16/2016
Title: Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP CM16-059 and authorize City Manager to execute a contract, and any amendments thereto, with Dentons US, LLP, of Washington, DC, for federal legislative representation services, in an annual amount not to exceed $138,000, for a period of one year beginning March 1, 2016, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Indexes: Contracts
Attachments: 1. 021616-R-12sr&att.pdf
Related files: 34271_001, 34271_002, 19-0082
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP CM16-059 and authorize City Manager to execute a contract, and any amendments thereto, with Dentons US, LLP, of Washington, DC, for federal legislative representation services, in an annual amount not to exceed $138,000, for a period of one year beginning March 1, 2016, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into a contract with Dentons US, LLP, for federal legislative advocacy services. In 2015, the City Manager initiated a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, which attracted interest from a number of professional federal legislative advocacy firms. After a rigorous review process, Dentons US, LLP (Dentons), was selected based upon qualifications and cost for services.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) for firms specializing in federal legislative advocacy services was advertised in the Press-Telegram on December 7, 2015, and 3,986 potential proposers specializing in these services were notified of the RFP opportunity. Of those proposers, 25 firms downloaded the specifications via our electronic bid system. The RFP document was made available through the Purchasing Division located on the seventh floor of City Hall, and the Division’s website at www.longbeach.gov/purchasing . An RFP announcement was also included in the Purchasing Division’s weekly update of Open Bid Opportunities, which is sent to 22 local, minority and women-owned business groups. Five proposals were received on December 29, 2015. Of those five proposals, none were Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs), certified Small Business Enterprises (SBEs), or Long Beach businesses (Local).

A selection committee, comprised of staff from the City Manager’s Office, reviewed the written proposals and evaluated each firm. The selection co...

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