June 25, 2010
Facility Security RFP Update
In last week’s Board Bulletin, Board members received information regarding a Request for Proposal (RFP) for facility security being managed by Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Mecklenburg County has decided to pull out of this RFP. This decision was made after listening to questions and concerns provided by some potential bidders regarding the RFP requirements.
Because the RFP was primarily developed to address CPCC’s facility security needs, County staff concluded that the bids would be based on requirements that do not apply consistently to the County’s facility security needs. This is primarily due to the difference in the scope of services being sought by CPCC. For example, CPCC is requiring extensive amounts of equipment be provided by the vendor (e.g., vehicles, golf carts, Segways, radios, weapons), most of which the County does not need its security vendor to provide. Therefore, County staff decided that the potential for economies of scale cost savings in partnering with CPCC would be offset in higher costs associated with the vendors having to meet greater service requirements that do not apply to Mecklenburg County.
The RFP is structured to include two bids from submitting vendors (one for CPCC facilities only; and one for both CPCC and County facilities). Therefore, CPCC will be able to move forward with the RFP without Mecklenburg County’s involvement. As a reminder, the RFP began as a separate project for CPCC and is being managed by CPCC according to state bidding rules and processes. The next addendum to the RFP will notify prospective bidders of the County’s withdrawal from the RFP.
Board members with questions should contact Real Estate Service Director Mark Hahn at 704-336-5483 or via email
NCACC Conference in Greenville, August 26-29
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) will host its 103rd annual conference August 26-29 at the Greenville Convention Center and the Hilton Greenville in Pitt County.
The conference includes a wide variety of workshops featuring themes such as leadership, youth development, and strategic financing. Ethics training for local officials also will be offered to satisfy the general requirements of the Local Government Ethics Act of 2009. This Act requires all county commissioners to receive two hours of ethics training before December 31, 2010.
Board Members interested in attending should contact Deputy Clerk to the Board Tonette Spears at 704-336-2664 or via email
to make arrangements.
- Harry L. Jones, Sr., County Manager
Tuesday, June 29
2pm, Ad Hoc Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Appointments Meeting, 11th floor large conference room, CMGC
Chairman Jennifer Roberts
Commissioner Karen Bentley
Commissioner George Dunlap
*During the months of July and August, the Board of County Commissioners will follow a modified summer schedule, meeting once a month on the first Tuesday, July 6 and again on Tuesday, August 3. Notice regarding Board Committee meetings will be sent in advance of meeting(s) if scheduled.*