COMPETITIVE NEGOTIATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACTS

Competitive negotiation requirements help to ensure that the municipality awards professional service contracts (i.e. attorneys, engineers, auditor, etc) with integrity and transparency. It is in a taxpayer’s best interests that their local government spends its money...

MUNICIPAL SHARED SERVICE AGREEMENTS

Municipalities and School Districts can save money by sharing the cost of services. School Boards and local governments contract out services such as Field Maintenance, IT Services, and Paving & Snow Removal. Often times, these governing bodies act independently...

ELIMINATING BENEFITS FOR PART-TIME ELECTED OFFICIALS

Most organizations do not offer benefits to part-time employees. Municipalities can save thousands of dollars by eliminating benefits for part-time elected officials and appointed officials. In health insurance costs, this would be a savings of between $12,000 and...

CONTRACTING FOR SPECIALIZED VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

Often times, municipalities will use local car repair shops to maintenance their vehicles. Local repair shops may be very expensive, and maintenance for the cars can be difficult to budget for. Also, local shops may not specialize in all of the maintenance necessary...

PAY TO PLAY REFORM

Absent of proper controls, public contracting is increasingly dominated by “pay-to-play” practices where large campaign contributions are traded for lucrative government contracts.  In the process, taxpayers pay more for lower quality services and local elections...

BEST PRICE INSURANCE FOR MUNICIPALITIES

Virtually all insurers require the use of a broker for a municipality to procure a price quote and coverage details. These brokers are often compensated by the Insurance broker, creating a conflict of interest when the broker should be working on behalf of the...