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02-26-2019 CC Rpt 09 COUNCIL AGENDA STAFF REPORT Chino I IiEI� TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2019 MEMBERS FROM: CITY MANAGER ITEM NO:9 SUBJECT:APPROVAL OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH TOWNSEND PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SERVICES. RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the execution of a three year agreement with two one-year renewal options with Townsend Public Affairs to provide legislative advocacy services in an amount not to exceed $360,000. BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS: Townsend Public Affairs (TPA), Inc. is an experienced legislative advocacy and grant writing firm that provides local, regional, state and federal services to public agencies. TPA operates five offices (four in California and one in Washington, DC) serving 46 clients. TPA offers numerous areas of specialization and is ranked as the seventh largest advocacy firm in California by the California Secretary of State. The City of Chino Hills adopted a State and Federal legislative platform to protect and promote the City's interests on priority issues and legislative/regulatory matters that may impact the City at the state and federal level. TPA provides services that identify, analyze and monitor legislation which are directly relevant to the City's legislative platform. TPA can also leverage their relationships with legislators to advocate for a City position and facilitate meetings with policy makers. The City first entered into a limited-term contract for services from TPA in July of 2017. City staff is recommending the proposed agreement with an exception to competitive bidding procedures under Chino Hills Municipal Code Section 3.18.050.D. The City Manager has determined that the RFP process is unnecessary for this professional service because TPA is the best provider for legislative advocacy services due to their demonstrated qualifications and competence for legislative advocacy. ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW: This proposed action is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (California Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., "CEQA") and CEQA regulations (14 California Code Regulations §§ 15000, et seq.) because it constitutes an organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. Accordingly, this action does not constitute a "project" that requires environmental review (see specifically 14 CC § 15378 (b)(4-5)). FISCAL IMPACT: There is sufficient funding in the City Manager's Administration operating budget to cover the Fiscal Year 2018-19 cost of the Townsend Public Affairs contract. Future contract costs will be budgeted for in the appropriate fiscal year. There is no impact on the General Fund with this item. 23/210 REVIEWED BY OTHERS: This item has been reviewed by the Finance Director. Respectfully Submitted, Recommended By: pm- grow Konradt Bartlam Benjamin fvlontgome6 City Manager Assistant City Manager Attachments Townsend Agreement Exhibits A and B 24/210 AGREEMENT NO. A2019- FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS AND TOWNSEND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, INC. STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SERVICES THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into this 26th day of February, 2019, between the CITY OF CHINO HILLS, a municipal corporation, hereinafter referred to as "City" and TOWNSEND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, INC. hereinafter referred to as "Consultant". In consideration of the mutual covenants and conditions set forth herein, the parties agree as follows: 1. SCOPE OF SERVICES. Consultant agrees to perform the services set forth in Exhibit A "SCOPE OF SERVICES" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Consultant shall submit its work to the City for its review after completing each phase of the project as described in Exhibit A, or when otherwise requested by the City. Consultant shall, at its own cost, make any revisions of its own work as required by the City and re-do, at its own cost, any work which the City finds unsatisfactory due to Consultant's or subcontractor's errors or omissions. Consultant represents and warrants that it has the qualifications, experience and facilities to properly perform said services in a thorough, competent and professional manner and shall, at all times during the term of this Agreement, have in full force and effect, all licenses required of it by law. Consultants shall begin its services under this Agreement on February 26, 2019. 2. STATUS OF CONSULTANT. Consultant is and shall at all times remain as to the City a wholly independent contractor. The personnel performing the services under this Agreement on behalf of Consultant shall at all times be under Consultant's exclusive direction and control. Neither City nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall have control over the conduct of Consultant or any of Consultant's officers, employees or agents, except as set forth in this Agreement. Consultant shall not at any time or in any manner represent that it or any of its officers, employees or agents are in any manner officers, employees or agents of the City. Consultant shall not incur or have the power to incur any debt, obligation or liability whatever against City, or bind City in any manner. Consultant shall not disseminate any information or reports gathered or created pursuant to this Agreement without the prior written approval of City except information or reports required by government agencies to enable Consultant to perform its duties under this Agreement. 3. CONSULTANT'S KNOWLEDGE OF APPLICABLE LAWS. Consultant shall keep itself informed of applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations which may affect those employed by it or in any way affect the performance of its services pursuant to this Agreement. Consultant shall observe PSA Page 1 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 25/210 and comply with all such laws and regulations affecting its employees. City and its officers and employees, shall not be liable at law or in equity as a result of any failure of Consultant to comply with this section. 4. PERSONNEL. Consultant shall make every reasonable effort to maintain the stability and continuity of Consultant's staff assigned to perform the services hereunder and shall obtain the approval of the City Manager of all proposed staff members performing services under this Agreement prior to any such performance. 5. COMPENSATION AND METHOD OF PAYMENT. Compensation to the Consultant shall be as set forth in Exhibit B attached hereto and made a part hereof. Total compensation shall not exceed $360,000. Payments shall be made within forty-five (45) days after receipt of each invoice as to all undisputed fees. If the City disputes any of consultant's fees it shall give written notice to Consultant within 30 days of receipt of an invoice of any disputed fees set forth on the invoice. 6. ADDITIONAL SERVICES OF CONSULTANT. Consultant shall not be compensated for any services rendered in connection with its performance of this Agreement which are in addition to those set forth herein or listed in Exhibit A, unless such additional services are authorized in advance and in writing by the City Manager. Consultant shall be compensated for any additional services in the amounts and in the manner as agreed to by City Manager and Consultant at the time City's written authorization is given to Consultant for the performance of said services. 7. ASSIGNMENT. All services required hereunder shall be performed by Consultant, its employees or personnel under direct contract with Consultant. Consultant shall not assign to any subcontractor the performance of this Agreement, nor any part thereof, nor any monies due hereunder, without the prior written consent of City Manager. 8. FACILITIES AND RECORDS. Consultant shall maintain complete and accurate records with respect to sales, costs, expenses, receipts and other such information required by City that relate to the performance of services under this Agreement. Consultant shall maintain adequate records of services provided in sufficient detail to permit an evaluation of services. All such records shall be maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and shall be clearly identified and readily accessible. Consultant shall provide free access to the representatives of City or its designees at reasonable times to such books and records, shall give City the right to examine and audit said books and records, shall permit City to make transcripts therefrom as necessary, and shall allow inspection of all work, data, documents, proceedings and activities related to this Agreement. Such records, together with supporting documents, shall be maintained for a period of three (3) years after receipt of final payment. PSA Page 2 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 26/210 9. TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT. This Agreement will terminate on February 25, 2022, unless otherwise extended in advance and in writing by the City Manager for an additional two (2) one-year renewal options. This Agreement may be terminated with or without cause by either party upon 30 days written notice. In the event of such termination, Consultant shall be compensated for non-disputed fees under the terms of this Agreement up to the date of termination. 10. COOPERATION BY CITY. All public information, data, reports, records, and maps as are existing and available to City as public records, and which are necessary for carrying out the work as outlined in the Scope of Services, shall be furnished to Consultant in every reasonable way to facilitate, without undue delay, the work to be performed under this Agreement. 11. OWNERSHIP OF DOCUMENTS. Upon satisfactory completion of, or in the event of termination, suspension or abandonment of, this Agreement, all original maps, models, designs, drawings, photographs, studies, surveys, reports, data, notes, computer files, files and other documents prepared in the course of providing the services to be performed pursuant to this Agreement shall, become the sole property of City. With respect to computer files, Consultant shall make available to the City, upon reasonable written request by the City, the necessary computer software and hardware for purposes of accessing, compiling, transferring and printing computer files. 12. RELEASE OF INFORMATION/CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. (a) All information gained by Consultant in performance of this Agreement shall be considered confidential and shall not be released by Consultant without City's prior written authorization excepting that information which is a public record and subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code § 6250, et seq. Consultant, its officers, employees, agents or subcontractors, shall not without written authorization from the City Manager or unless requested by the City Attorney, voluntarily provide declarations, letters of support, testimony at depositions, response to interrogatories or other information concerning the work performed under this Agreement or relating to any project or property located within the City. Response to a subpoena or court order shall not be considered "voluntary" provided Consultant gives City notice of such court order or subpoena. If Consultant or any of its officers, employees, consultants or subcontractors does voluntarily provide information in violation of this Agreement, City has the right to reimbursement and indemnity from Consultant for any damages caused by Consultant's conduct, including the City's attorney's fees. Consultant shall promptly notify City should Consultant, its officers, employees, agents or subcontractors be served with any summons, complaint, subpoena, notice of deposition, request for documents, interrogatories, request for admissions or other discovery request, court order or subpoena from any party regarding this Agreement and the work performed thereunder or with respect to any project or property located within the City. City retains the right, but has no obli- gation, to represent Consultant and/or be present at any deposition, hearing or PSA Page 3 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 27/210 similar proceeding. Consultant agrees to cooperate fully with City and to provide City with the opportunity to review any response to discovery requests provided by Consultant. However, City's right to review any such response does not imply or mean the right by City to control, direct, or rewrite said response. (b) Consultant covenants that neither they nor any officer or principal of their firm have any interest in, or shall they acquire any interest, directly or indirectly which will conflict in any manner or degree with the performance of their services hereunder. Consultant further covenants that in the performance of this Agreement, no person having such interest shall be employed by them as an officer, employee, agent, or subcontractor without the express written consent of the City Manager. Consultant further covenants that Consultant has not contracted with nor is performing any services directly or indirectly with any developer(s) and/or property owner(s) and/or firm(s) and/or partnerships owning property in the City or the study area and further covenants and agrees that Consultant and/or its subcontractors shall provide no service or enter into any agreement or agreements with any developer(s) and/or property owner(s) and/or firm(s) and/or partnerships owning property in the City or the study area prior to the completion of the work under this Agreement without the express written consent of the City Manager. 13. DEFAULT. In the event that Consultant is in default of any of the provisions of this Agreement, City shall have no obligation or duty to continue compensating Consultant for any work performed after the date of default and can terminate this Agreement immediately by written notice to the Consultant. 14. INDEMNIFICATION. (a) Consultant represents it is skilled in the professional calling necessary to perform the services and duties agreed to hereunder by Consultant, and City relies upon the skills and knowledge of Consultant. Consultant shall perform such services and duties consistent with the standards generally recognized as being employed by professionals performing similar service in the State of California. (b) Consultant is an independent contractor and shall have no authority to bind City nor to create or incur any obligation on behalf of or liability against City, whether by contract or otherwise, unless such authority is expressly conferred under this agreement or is otherwise expressly conferred in writing by City. City, its elected and appointed officials, officers, agents, employees and volunteers (individually and collectively, "Indemnitees") shall have no liability to Consultant or to any other person for, and Consultant shall indemnify, defend, protect and hold harmless the Indemnitees from and against, any and all liabilities, claims, actions, causes of action, proceedings, suits, damages, judgments, liens, levies, costs and expenses of whatever nature, including reasonable attorneys' fees and disbursements (collectively "Claims"), which the Indemnitees may suffer or incur or to which the Indemnitees may become subject by reason of or arising out of any injury to or death of any person(s), damage to property, loss of use of property, economic loss or otherwise occurring as a result of or allegedly caused by the negligent or wrongful acts or omissions of Consultant, its agents, officers, directors or employees, in performing any of the services under this agreement. PSA Page 4 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 28/210 If any action or proceeding is brought against the Indemnitees by reason of any of the matters against which Consultant has agreed to indemnify the Indemnitees as above provided, Consultant, upon notice from the CITY, shall defend the Indemnitees at Consultant's expense by counsel acceptable to the City. The Indemnitees need not have first paid any of the matters as to which the Indemnitees are entitled in order to be so indemnified. The insurance required to be maintained by Consultant under paragraph 15 shall ensure Consultant's obligations under this paragraph 14(b), but the limits of such insurance shall not limit the liability of Consultant hereunder. The provisions of this paragraph 14(b) shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of this agreement. The Consultant's indemnification does not extend to Claims occurring as a result of the City's sole negligent or willful acts or omissions. 15. INSURANCE. A. Insurance Requirements. Consultant shall provide and maintain insurance acceptable to the City Attorney in full force and effect throughout the term of this Agreement, against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property which may arise from or in connection with the performance of the work hereunder by Consultant, its agents, representatives or employees. Insurance is to be placed with insurers with a current A.M. Best's rating of no less than A:VII. Consultant shall provide the following scope and limits of insurance: (1) Minimum Scope of Insurance. Coverage shall be at least as broad as: (a) Insurance Services Office form Commercial General Liability coverage (Occurrence Form CG 0001). (b) Insurance Services Office form number CA 0001 (Ed. 1/87) covering Automobile Liability, including code 1 "any auto" and endorsement CA 0025, or equivalent forms subject to the written approval of the City. (c) Workers' Compensation insurance as required by the Labor Code of State of California and Employer's Liability insurance and covering all persons providing services on behalf of the Consultant and all risks to such persons under this Agreement. (d) Errors and omissions liability insurance appropriate to the Consultant's profession. (2) Minimum Limits of Insurance. Consultant shall maintain limits of insurance no less than: (a) General Liability: $1,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage. If Commercial General Liability Insurance or other form with a general aggregate limit is used, either the general aggregate limit shall apply separately to the activities related to this Agreement or the general aggregate limit shall be twice the required occurrence limit. (b) Automobile Liability: $1,000,000 per accident for bodily injury and property damage. (c) Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability: Workers' Compensation as required by the Labor Code of the State of California and Employers Liability limits of $1,000,000 per accident. PSA Page 5 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 29/210 (d) Errors and Omissions Liability: $1,000,000 per claim_ If coverage is maintained on a claims-made basis, Consultant shall maintain such coverage for an additional period of three (3) years following termination of the contract. B. Other Provisions. Insurance policies required by this Agreement shall contain the following provisions: (1) All Policies. Each insurance policy required by this paragraph 15 shall be endorsed and state the coverage shall not be suspended, voided, canceled by the insurer or either party to this Agreement, reduced in coverage or in limits except after 30 days' prior written notice by Certified mail, return receipt requested, has been given to the City. (2) General Liability and Automobile Liability Coverages. (a) City, its officers, officials, and employees and volunteers are to be covered as additional insureds as respects: liability arising out of activities Consultant performs, products and completed operations of Consultant; premises owned, occupied or used by Consultant, or automobiles owned, leased or hired or borrowed by Consultant. The coverage shall contain no special limitations on the scope of protection afforded to City, its officers, officials, or employees. (b) Consultant's insurance coverage shall be primary insurance as respect to City, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers. Any insurance or self-insurance maintained by City, its officers, officials, employees or volunteers shall apply in excess of, and not contribute with, Consultant's insurance. (c) Consultant's insurance shall apply separately to each insured against whom claim is made or suit is brought, except with respect to the limits of the insurer's liability. (d) Any failure to comply with the reporting or other provisions of the policies including breaches of warranties shall not affect coverage provided to the City, its officers, officials, employees or volunteers. (3) Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Coverage. Unless the City Manager otherwise agrees in writing, the insurer shall agree to waive all rights of subrogation against City, its officers, officials, employees and agents for losses arising from work performed by Consultant for City. C. Other Requirements. Consultant agrees to deposit with City, at or before the effective date of this contract, certificates of insurance necessary to satisfy City that the insurance provisions of this contract have been complied with. The City Attorney may require that Consultant furnish City with copies of original endorsements effecting coverage required by this Section. The certificates and endorsements are to be signed by a person authorized by that insurer to bind coverage on its behalf. City reserves the right to inspect complete, certified copies of all required insurance policies, at any time. (1) Consultant shall furnish certificates and endorsements from each subcontractor identical to those Consultant provides. PSA Page 6 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 30/210 (2) Any deductibles or self-insured retentions must be declared to and approved by City. At the option of the City, either the insurer shall reduce or eliminate such deductibles or self-insured retentions as respects the City, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers; or the Consultant shall procure a bond guaranteeing payment of losses and related investigations, claim administration, defense expenses and claims. (3) The procuring of such required policy or policies of insurance shall not be construed to limit Consultant's liability hereunder nor to fulfill the indemnification provisions and requirements of this Agreement. 16. NONDISCRIMINATION/NONPREFERENTIAL TREATMENT STATEMENT. In performing this Agreement, the Parties shall not discriminate or grant preferential treatment on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or national origin, and shall comply, to the fullest extent allowed by law, with all applicable local, state and federal laws relating to nondiscrimination. 17. UNAUTHORIZED ALIENS. Consultant hereby promises and agrees to comply with all of the provisions of the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.A. & 1101, et seq.), as amended; and in connection therewith, shall not employ unauthorized aliens as defined therein. Should Consultant so employ such unauthorized aliens for the performance of work and/or services covered by this contract, and should the Federal Government impose sanctions against the City for such use of unauthorized aliens, Consultant hereby agrees to, and shall, reimburse City for the cost of all such sanctions imposed, together with any and all costs, including attorneys' fees, incurred by the City in connection therewith. 18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement is the complete, final, entire and exclusive expression of the Agreement between the parties hereto and supersedes any and all other agreements, either oral or in writing, between the parties with respect to the subject matter herein. Each party to this Agreement acknowledges that no representations by any party which are not embodied herein and that no other agreement, statement, or promise not contained in this Agreement shall be valid and binding. 19. GOVERNING LAW. The City and Consultant understand and agree that the laws of the State of California shall govern the rights, obligations, duties and liabilities of the parties to this Agreement and also govern the interpretation of this Agreement. Any litigation concerning this Agreement shall take place in the San Bernardino County Superior Court. 20. ASSIGNMENT OR SUBSTITUTION. City has an interest in the qualifications of and capability of the persons and entities who will fulfill the duties and obligations imposed upon Consultant by this Agreement. In recognition of that interest, neither any complete nor partial assignment of this Agreement may be made by Consultant nor changed, substituted for, deleted, or added to without the PSA Page 7 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 31/210 prior written consent of City. Any attempted assignment or substitution shall be ineffective, null, and void, and constitute a material breach of this Agreement entitling City to any and all remedies at law or in equity, including summary termination of this Agreement. Subcontracts, if any, shall contain a provision making them subject to all provisions stipulated in this Agreement. 21. MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT. The terms of this Agreement can only be modified in writing approved by the City Council and the Consultant. The parties agree that this requirement for written modifications cannot be waived and any attempted waiver shall be void. 22. AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE. The person or persons executing this Agreement on behalf of Consultant warrants and represents that he/she/they has/have the authority to execute this Agreement on behalf of his/her/their corporation and warrants and represents that he/she/they has/have the authority to bind Consultant to the performance of its obligations hereunder. 23. NOTICES. Notices shall be given pursuant to this Agreement by personal service on the party to be notified, or by written notice by email, or upon such party deposited in the custody of the United States Postal Service addressed as follows: City. Consultant. Attention: City Clerk Attention: Christopher Townsend City of Chino Hills Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. 14000 City Center Drive 1401 Dove Street, Suite 330 Chino Hills, California 91709 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Email: cityclerk@chinohills.org Email: cwilliams@townsendpa.com The notices shall be deemed to have been given as of the date of personal service, or three (3) days after the date of deposit of the same in the custody of the United States Postal Service. 24. CONSISTENCY. In interpreting this Agreement and resolving any ambiguities, the main body of this Agreement takes precedence over the attached Exhibits; this Agreement supersedes any conflicting provisions. Any inconsistency between the Exhibits will be resolved in the order in which the Exhibits appear below: A. Exhibit A: Scope of Work B. Exhibit B: Compensation PSA Page 8 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 32/210 25. SEVERABILITY. The invalidity in whole or in part of any provision of this Agreement shall not void or affect the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed on the day and year first written above. CITY OF CHINO HILLS TOWNSEND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, INC. Cynthia Moran ( 'gn Mayor r1V‘5\ 7\r\P---2-1-6k_kirarJ, 9P-P,C:CLe4 ATTEST: Printed name/Title) 621 . \°t Cheryl Balz (Date) City Clerk V (Date) (Signature) APPROVED AS TO FORM: (Printed Name/Title) Mark D. Hensley (Date) City Attorney PSA Page 9 of 9 State Legislative Advocacy Services 33/210 Exhibit A— Scope of Services LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SCOPE OF SERVICES • Conduct Detailed Orientation: TPA utilizes a comprehensive onboarding process that includes extensive meetings with various relevant members of City leadership and key City departments to help develop a strategic plan that is carefully tailored to satisfy the needs of the City, as well as designed for maximum success in the current political climate and funding environment. • Develop Legislative Strategy: Utilizing the information gathered during the onboarding process, TPA will coordinate with the City to develop an official legislative platform and strategy that represents the City's priorities in Sacramento and Washington, DC.This blueprint will be shared with key stakeholders in State Legislature and Governor's Administration as well as Congress and the Trump Administration. • Implement the Legislative Strategy: TPA will advocate for the City's legislative agenda utilizing the following methods: o Build and Strengthen Relevant Relationships: TPA has cultivated a network of valuable relationships that will be leveraged to promote the City's legislative agenda. o Leverage Relationships for Strategic Advocacy Plan: TPA will engage various techniques to leverage our network of key relationships on behalf of the City: • Schedule meetings for the City to discuss relevant legislation • Prepare all briefing materials and talking points for the City • Brief legislative offices and stakeholders on the City's legislative agenda • Follow-up on meetings to ensure commitments and deliverables are being met o Coordinate Advocacy Trips:TPA will work with the City to coordinate advocacy trips to Sacramento and Washington, DC to meet with the City's legislative delegation, as well as legislators that serve on committees relevant to the City's agenda. Furthermore,whenever possible, TPA will also schedule site visits by legislators to the City. o Identify, Analyze, and Monitor Legislation: TPA will search and review all bill introductions and amendments relevant to the City's legislative platform to assess their potential effect. o Craft Testimony and Position Letters: TPA will prepare and submit written and verbal testimony regarding legislation relevant to the City. TPA will also draft and deliver position letters to legislators and key officials on specific bill language. o Draft Bill Language: TPAwill draft language and amendments for relevant legislation, as required to protect and promote the City's agenda. 34/210 SCOPE OF SERVICES • Provide Progress Reports:TPA will confer regularly with the City on our activities. TPA will provide timely electronic reports on the status of all legislative activity, such as bill language, amendments, and committee analyses. In addition to written reports, TPA will be available to the City for conference calls, in-person briefings, and meetings. • Prepare and File Lobbying Disclosure Reports: TPA will prepare and file, on behalf of the City, all applicable federal and state lobbying disclosure reports. 35/210 GRANT FUNDING SCOPE OF SERVICES • Craft Strategic Funding Plan: Utilizing the information gathered during the onboarding process,TPA will coordinate with the City to develop a proactive and comprehensive strategic funding plan that serves the needs of the City's priorities. The plan will do more than simply identify City projects; it will outline and prioritize multiple funding options for each project, and develop a specific plan of work tailored for each project. It will also identify key "strings attached" to help assess the cost/benefit ratio for each grant opportunity. • Identify, Research, and Monitor Grant Funding Opportunities: TPA will utilize list-serve subscription programs,funding workshops, agency canvassing, and other networking tactics to ensure every potential opportunity is identified and reviewed for relevance with the City's projects. TPA will then share these opportunities with the City for further assessment and determination if a grant application is warranted. The City will also receive a grant matrix of funding programs that is updated regularly as new opportunities arise. • Establishment of Clear Accountabilities: TPA will coordinate with the City to ensure the assignment of responsibilities and tasks are made clear so that confusion and inefficiency are avoided and the City is burdened as little as possible while TPA pursues a grant opportunity. • Grant Application Development and Submittal: TPA will develop, draft, submit, and follow up on each City grant application. TPA will also leverage relationships with relevant officials and program officers in various state and federal funding agencies to ensure that City grant applications are aligned with the goals of the specific grant program and that the applications are well-crafted and well-positioned for funding. TPA will also provide strategic assistance, such as letters of support from key stakeholders and other materials,to make the application as compelling and competitive as possible. TPA will ensure that applications are submitted prior to the deadline. TPA will also obtain a receipt for proof of submission. • Post-Grant Submittal Advocacy: TPA will frequently contact legislators and agency officials to follow up on the status of a grant application and promote its need and urgency. This will include drafting letters of support after grant submissions and distributing them to legislators for their consideration. In addition, TPA will work with legislators to reach out to individual granting agencies to provide background on City's projects and convey their support for those projects. • Post-Award Grant Administration and Compliance: TPA will also assist, as needed, with post-award administration and compliance for all grant applications submitted by TPA on behalf of the City. This assistance will include interacting with granting agencies on behalf of the City, providing support for the drafting and submission of required reports, evaluations, and other tasks related to the successful monitoring of and compliance with the program requirements. 36/210 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES • Comprehensive Follow-Up on Unsuccessful Applications: Despite all best efforts, some grant applications are not selected for funding. In those instances where grant applications are unsuccessful,TPA will work with the relevant state and federal funding agencies to set up in-person or telephone debriefing sessions to discuss the grant applications and how to best revise the grant applications for the next funding round to ensure success. 37/210 Exhibit B- Compensation FEE SCHEDULE DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES FEE Legislative Advocacy and Grant Funding Services $6,000 Per Month* • Conduct Detailed Orientation Included • Develop Legislative Strategy Included • Implement the Legislative Strategy Included • Build and Strengthen Relevant Relationships Included • Leverage Relationships for Strategic Advocacy Plan Included • Coordinate Advocacy Trips Included • Identify, Analyze, and Monitor Legislation Included • Craft Testimony and Position Letters Included • Draft Bill Language Included • Provide Progress Reports Included • Prepare and File Lobbying Disclosure Reports Included • Craft Strategic Funding Plan Included • Identify, Research, and Monitor Grant Funding Opportunities Included • Establishment of Clear Accountabilities Included • Grant Application Development and Submittal Included • Post-Grant Submittal Advocacy Included • Post-Award Grant Administration and Compliance Included • Comprehensive Follow-Up on Unsuccessful Applications Included *The monthly fee includes all reasonable business and travel expenses 38/210