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File #: 20-2027    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2020 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Title: Approve and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Professional Service Contracts with Dakota Communications and Barrios & Associates, LLC, for On-Call Public Affairs Services
Attachments: 1. Att #1 Dakota Communications, 2. Att#2 Barrios & Assoc Contract
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Oliver Chi, City Manager

PREPARED BY: Travis K. Hopkins, Assistant City Manager

Subject:
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Approve and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Professional Service Contracts with Dakota Communications and Barrios & Associates, LLC, for On-Call Public Affairs Services
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Statement of Issue:
The City recently completed an RFQ process to retain the services of on-call public affairs services. Based on the results of the assessment, staff is requesting authorization to execute two on-call professional service contracts with Dakota Communications and Barrios & Associates, LLC. The specialists may provide various services, such as developing content for the City's media platforms, including print, website, social media, and community cable television channels, along with other projects as needed. The term for each contract is one year, with an option to renew annually for two successive years.

Financial Impact:
There is no additional financial appropriation requested at this time. If the on-call contracts are approved, services would be engaged on an as-needed basis, subject to annual City Council budget appropriation authority. Any work performed will be funded through both the General Fund and the Surf City "3" Cable Channel Fund.

Recommended Action:
recommendation
A) Approve and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute "Professional Services Contract Between the City of Huntington Beach and Dakota Communications"; and

B) Approve and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute "Professional Services Contract Between the City of Huntington Beach and Barrios & Associates LLC."
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the recommended action and direct staff accordingly.

Analysis:
Staff is seeking approval of on-call contracts with two public affairs specialist firms, Dakota Communications and Barrios & Associates, to provide co...

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