WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need to acquire professional services for the preparation of design drawings, bid documents and construction administration services for the Lions Gate Butterfly Discovery Center; and
WHEREAS, the Township desires to make this appointment under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5, as a non-fair and open contract; and
WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has determined that the value of these services may exceed $17,500.00; and
WHEREAS, this contract will end upon the completion of the project; and;
WHEREAS, TerraNoble Design, P.A., 60 forest Avenue, Glen Ridge, New Jersey 07028 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the necessary services; and
WHEREAS, the Professional has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies they have not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Bloomfield in the previous one year and that the contract will prohibit the Professional from making any reportable contributions during the term of the contract; and
WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services within the township’s open space trust fund account.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE RESOLVED that the Mayor and Councill of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes the Township Engineer to enter into a contract with the Professional as described herein; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification, the Township Engineer’s Determination of Value, the proposal of the Professional and the contract itself be placed on file with this resolution; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above documents shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Township Clerk during regular business hours; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a notice of this action shall be printed once in the official newspaper of the Township of Bloomfield.