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File #: 20-0628    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/16/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 8/11/2020 Final action:
Title: Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement A4139F with Governmental Advocates, Inc., for State Lobbying Services, to Increase the Fee by $109,200 for a Total Revised Fee Not-to-Exceed $336,700 and Extend the Agreement Term to September 30, 2021.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Amendment No. 2
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:
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Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement A4139F with Governmental Advocates, Inc., for State Lobbying Services, to Increase the Fee by $109,200 for a Total Revised Fee Not-to-Exceed $336,700 and Extend the Agreement Term to September 30, 2021.


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RECOMMENDATION:
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Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement A4139F with Governmental Advocates, Inc., for State Lobbying Services, to increase the fee by $109,200 for a total revised Fee Not-to-Exceed $336,700, and extend the Agreement term to September 30, 2021.


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SUMMARY:
Staff desires to exercise its second one-year option to renew and extend the duration of the Agreement No. A4139F with Governmental Advocates, Inc., to renew and extend State Lobbying Services (Agreement) by 12 months, ending September 30, 2021. Execution of Amendment No. 2 will result in an increase of the Agreement not-to-exceed amount of $336,700. The monthly fixed fee amount for services provided by the Consultant will remain $9,100/month during the extended 12-month period.

The current Agreement was approved September 1, 2018 after the District issued a public Request for Proposal (RFP) for contract lobbying services. Several firms submitted proposals. The firm selected, Governmental Advocates, Inc., was approved after a rigorous process and continues to represent Valley Water. The agreement was approved for a 13-month period, with the option to renew and extend the Agreement for two additional 12-month periods. Amendment No. 1 was issued to renew and extend the first option term to September 30, 2020 and increase the not-to-exceed amount to $227,500. The approval of Amendment No. 2 would exercise the second option to renew the term to September 30, 2021 and increase the not-to-exceed amount to $336,700. The current Agreement is managed by the Assistant Officer in the Sacramento Government Relations Office, who is responsible for assigning issues to the Consultant and monitoring an...

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