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File #: 19-1328    Version: 1 Name: Best, Best and Krieger, LLP Specialized Legal Services Agreement
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/23/2019 In control: County Counsel
On agenda: 10/8/2019 Final action: 10/8/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 19-517
Title: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a specialized legal services Agreement with Best, Best and Krieger, LLP in connection with the County of Fresno's comprehensive review of its General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, and the associated environmental review, effective upon execution, not to exceed five consecutive years, which includes a three-year term and two optional one-year extensions, total not to exceed $300,000.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-19-517 with Best, Best and Krieger LLP
DATE: October 8, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Daniel C. Cederborg, County Counsel

SUBJECT: Best, Best and Krieger, LLP Specialized Legal Services Agreement

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a specialized legal services Agreement with Best, Best and Krieger, LLP in connection with the County of Fresno's comprehensive review of its General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, and the associated environmental review, effective upon execution, not to exceed five consecutive years, which includes a three-year term and two optional one-year extensions, total not to exceed $300,000.
REPORT
Approving the recommended action will engage Best, Best and Krieger, LLP to provide specialized legal services in connection with the County of Fresno's comprehensive review of its General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

The County needs specialized legal services from attorneys who have significant expertise and experience advising public entities in planning, land use, and environmental review matters. County Counsel has identified Best, Best and Krieger, LLP as the law firm that would meet that need in a cost-effective manner. Your Board may direct our Office to undertake further investigation for outside counsel and return to your Board in the future for requested action.

SUSPENSION OF COMPETITION/SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT:

Under Board of Supervisors' Administrative Policy No. 34, competitive bidding is not required to select specialized legal services. Nevertheless, the County Counsel engaged in a limited request for proposal as described below, before deciding to engage Best, Best and Krieger, LLP under a purchasing agent agreement for these services. The law firm selected has specific experience in advising public entities in connection with comprehensive reviews and updates of general plans, and such specialized legal services are not available with County Counsel.

FISCAL IMPACT:
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