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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.97 Professional Service Contracts

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Chapter 3.97
Professional Service Contracts

Sections:

3.97.010 Authority to enter into contracts.
3.97.020 Committee--Recommendation and approval.
3.97.030 Committee--Members--Disclosure.
3.97.040 Names and addresses of entities awarded contracts.
3.97.050 Selection process for contracts.
3.97.060 Violation.
3.97.070 Applicability.

3.97.010 Authority to enter into contracts.

Notwithstanding any ordinance to the contrary, the office of the Mayor, the office of the Comptroller, the Board of Aldermen, the director of the St. Louis Development Agency, or of any subdivision thereof, or the director of any department, division, authority or agency of the City of St. Louis or any person acting in the capacity of the director of any department, division, authority or agency of the City of St. Louis is authorized to contract with or otherwise engage individuals, partnerships or corporations for the purpose of providing professional services, including but not limited to services provided by consultants, attorneys and legal advisors, medical personnel, veterinarians, collection agencies, accountants, financial advisors, bond counsel, underwriters and underwriters counsel, which are related to the operation of said office, department, division, authority or agency and which are entered into according to the procedure authorized and set forth in this chapter.
(Ord. 64102 1, 1997.)

3.97.020 Committee--Recommendation and approval.

Every professional service contract authorized by Section 3.97.010 in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) and every professional service contract in which the fee to be paid to the contractor is based upon a contingency agreed to by the parties shall be approved and recommended by a committee consisting of (1) the director of the department, division or agency seeking the contract or the designee of said director, who shall act as chairman of the committee; (2) one member of the staff of said department, division or agency selected by the director; (3) one current employee of the City selected by the Mayor; (4) one current employee of the City selected by the Comptroller; and (5) one current employee of the City selected by the President of the Board of Aldermen. Each member of the committee shall be a voting member.
(Ord. 65109 1, 2000: prior: Ord. 64102 2, 1997.)

3.97.030 Committee--Members--Disclosure.

Before voting as a member of the committee each member shall submit to the committee chairman a statement of personal or private interest which shall disclose any ownership by the individual or the individual's spouse, children, children's spouse, parents, siblings or siblings' spouse whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly of any business entity under consideration by the committee; or the receipt of a salary, gratuity or other compensation or remuneration during the three years prior to the date of the committee selection meeting by the individual or the individual's spouse, children, children's spouse, parents, siblings or siblings' spouse whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly from any business entity under consideration by the committee. All disclosure statements shall be made a part of the record of the committee's selection process which shall be maintained by the department seeking the contract.
(Ord. 64102 3, 1997.)

3.97.040 Names and addresses of entities awarded contracts.

The committee chairman shall provide to the office of the Collector of Revenue, the office of the License Collector, the Assessor and the office of the Comptroller the name and address of every individual, partnership or corporation awarded a contract under the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 64102 4, 1997.)

3.97.050 Selection process for contracts.

The selection process for any professional service contract under the provisions of this chapter shall be governed by the rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the Board of Public Service for the selection of professional service providers.
(Ord. 64102 5, 1997.)

3.97.060 Violation.

Any contract for professional services entered into in violation of this chapter shall be null and void.
(Ord. 64102 6, 1997.)

3.97.070 Applicability.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the selection of professional services contracts by the Board of Public Service for public works and improvements.
(Ord. 64102 7, 1997.)

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