Chapter 16.32
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Sections:

16.32.010    Architectural and engineering services.

16.32.020    Legal services.

16.32.030    Lobbyist services.

16.32.040    Fire and emergency medical services.

16.32.050    Internal audit services.

16.32.010 Architectural and engineering services.

A. It is the policy of this borough to publicly announce all requirements for architectural and engineering services and to negotiate such contracts on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications at fair and reasonable prices. In the procurement of services, the chief procurement officer or his designee shall request firms to submit a statement of qualifications and performance data.

B. The chief procurement officer or his designee shall conduct discussions with no less than three firms regarding the contract and shall select from among them no less than three of the firms deemed most qualified to provide the required services. The selection shall be made in order of preference, based on criteria established and published by the chief procurement officer or his designee.

C. The chief procurement officer or his designee shall negotiate a contract with the highest qualified firm for architectural and engineering services at compensation which the chief procurement officer or his designee determines in writing to be fair and reasonable to the borough. In making this decision, the chief procurement officer or his designee shall take into account the estimated value, the scope, the complexity, and the professional nature of the services to be rendered. Should the chief procurement officer or his designee be unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with the firm considered to be the most qualified at a price the chief procurement officer or his designee determines to be fair and reasonable to the borough, negotiations with that firm shall be formally terminated. The chief procurement officer or his designee may then undertake negotiations with the second most qualified firm. Failing accord with the second most qualified firm, the chief procurement officer or his designee shall formally terminate negotiations. The chief procurement officer or his designee may then undertake negotiations with the third most qualified firm. Should the chief procurement officer or his designee be unable to negotiate a contract at a fair and reasonable price with any of the selected firms, the chief procurement officer may select additional firms in order of their competence and qualifications, and the chief procurement officer or his designee may continue negotiations in accordance with this section until an agreement is reached. (Ord. 2002-29 § 31, 2002; Ord. 89-044 § 4, 1989; Ord. 82-69, 1982. 2004 Code § 16.55.010.)

16.32.020 Legal services.

All outside counsel retained by the borough to perform legal services for the borough or any borough employee including counsel assisting in the issuance and sale of bonds shall be selected by the borough attorney, subject to approval of the borough mayor or a majority vote of the borough assembly. (Ord. 2002-29 § 32, 2002; Ord. 89-044 § 4, 1989. 2004 Code § 16.55.020.)

16.32.030 Lobbyist services.

Any lobbyist retained by the borough to perform lobbyist services shall be selected by a majority vote of the borough assembly. (Ord. 89-044 § 4, 1989. 2004 Code § 16.55.030.)

16.32.040 Fire and emergency medical services.

Fire and emergency medical services contracts may be negotiated. (Ord. 2002-29 § 34, 2002; Ord. 92-012 § 3, 1992. 2004 Code § 16.55.050.)

16.32.050 Internal audit services.

Any internal auditor retained by the borough shall be selected by the borough mayor. (Ord. 94-084 § 3, 1994. 2004 Code § 16.55.060.)