The City of Brookhaven city council has awarded contracts and initial task orders for six of the seven municipal government services work packages.
The Governorâs Commission on Brookhaven issued requests for proposals for municipal government services on Oct. 12 for government services, including communications and community engagement, community development, financial and administrative services, information technologies services, municipal court services, public works, and recreation and parks.
The city awarded contracts and task orders for communications and community engagement, community development, financial and administrative services, information technologies services, municipal court services, and public works.
âThroughout the selection process we felt it vital to make prudent and fiscally conservative selections,â said Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis. âWe carefully examined all bids and proposals to help make the most strategic and costâeffective decisions for the citizens of Brookhaven. Each of the firms receiving contracts and initial task orders provide the best overall value to the city of Brookhaven for Municipal General Government Services requirements.â
Fourteen firms submitted proposals to provide multiple services to the city.
On Dec. 18, the Brookhaven City Council awarded the contract for the municipal court services and communications and community engagement to Jacobs Engineering Group. Jacobs, one of the worldâs largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services, also runs the court in Sandy Springs.
InterDev Systems, a specialist information technology solution provider, won the contract for information technology services.
The firm of UHY Advisors Tax and Business Consultants was awarded the contract for the finance and administration services.
On Dec. 21, the city council chose the firm of Clark, Patterson and Lee to provide community development services that include zoning, planning, building permits and code compliance. Back-up contracts were also awarded to The Collaborative, Jacobs and SAFEbuilt.
The council awarded the contract for public works to Lowe. The council has yet to reward the contract for the parks and recreation services. The council met on Dec. 22 for a work session that included hearing from the former Brookhaven Governorâs Commissionâs park committee.
Interim deputy city manager J.D. Clockadale said several bidders were awarded contracts, but only one firm received the initial task order to perform the service.
âWith the task order approach we can give them the contract but, the vendor that is actually going to be providing services to the city will be awarded a task order,â he said. âThe [vendor] thatâs given the task order will be doing the work and getting paid for it.â
The final costs will not be known until the task orders are fully negotiated by the city attorney and interim city-manager Marie Garrett.