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File #: 19-0562    Version: 1 Name: Specialized Legal Services Agreement for Bond Counsel for Special Projects
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/26/2019 In control: County Counsel
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 19-240
Title: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a specialized legal services agreement with Hawkins Delafield & Wood, LLP to act as bond counsel for special projects that may arise during FY 2019-20, effective July 1, 2019 (maximum compensation for services to be limited by amount appropriated by the Board in the FY 2019-20 budget, plus reimbursements from outside funding sources, if any).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-19-240 with Hawkins Delafield & Wood, LLP
DATE: June 4, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Daniel C. Cederborg, County Counsel

SUBJECT: Specialized Legal Services Agreement for Bond Counsel for Special Projects

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a specialized legal services agreement with Hawkins Delafield & Wood, LLP to act as bond counsel for special projects that may arise during FY 2019-20, effective July 1, 2019 (maximum compensation for services to be limited by amount appropriated by the Board in the FY 2019-20 budget, plus reimbursements from outside funding sources, if any).
REPORT
Approving the recommended action will engage Hawkins Delafield & Wood, LLP (Hawkins) as the County's bond counsel as needed for special projects that may arise during FY 2019-20. County Counsel would be able to authorize Hawkins to work on special projects between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. Because some special projects might arise toward the end of that period, bond counsel services may continue past June 30, 2020, for any work authorized during that period. The cost of all specialized legal services under the recommended agreement would be limited to Net County Cost appropriations as may be approved by the Board in the FY 2019-20 budget, plus reimbursements from outside funding sources, if any (for example, if a school district raises issues necessitating bond counsel assistance to the County, County Counsel would seek reimbursement from the district for those services). This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There is no viable alternative to retaining bond counsel for these services because they must be provided by attorneys who have expertise in federal income tax and federal securities laws. The County Counsel's Office does not provide those specialized legal services.

SUSPENSION OF COMPETITION/SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT:

Under the Board of Supervisors' Administrative Policy No. 34 (Competitive Bids and Requests for Proposals) for obtaining servic...

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