04-30MAR20 Bond Counsel Services

Agency: Boone County
State: Missouri
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541110 - Offices of Lawyers
Posted Date: Feb 27, 2020
Due Date: Mar 30, 2020
Solicitation No: 04-30MAR20
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04-30MAR20 Bond Counsel Services

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RFP # 04-30MAR20
Release Date: 3127/20
Submittal Deadline:
March 30, 2020
not later than 2:00 P.M. CST
Boone County Purchasing
613 E. Ash Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Liz Palazzolo, Senior Buyer
Phone: (573) 886-4392 Fax: (573) 886-4390
E-mail: lpalazzolo@boonecountymo.org
RFP #: 04-30MAR20
Insertion Date: 2/27/20
Boone County is accepting proposals in response to this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the
Sealed proposals will be accepted until 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 30, 2020 in the Boone
County Purchasing Office, Room 109, located at 613 E. Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65201.
Request for Proposals are available in the Purchasing Office and requests for copies may be
made by phone (573) 886-4392; fax (573) 886-4390 or e-mail: lpalazzolo@boonecountymo.org.
Vendors may obtain further information on the Boone County Web Page at
http: //www.showmeboone.com.
Liz Palazzolo, CPPO, C.P.M.
Senior Buyer
Insertion: Thursday, February 27, 2020
RFP #: 04-30MAR20
Insertion Date: 2/27/20
1.1 Delivery of Proposals: Sealed proposals, subject to Instructions and General
Conditions and any special conditions set forth herein, will be received at the Boone
County Purchasing office until the proposal closing date and time indicated herein for
furnishing the County with services as detailed in the following request for proposal.
1.2 Proposal Closing: All proposals must be delivered before 2:00 P.M. Central Time on
Monday, March 30, 2020 to:
Boone County Purchasing Department
Liz Palazzolo, Senior Buyer
613 E. Ash Street, Room 109
Columbia, Missouri 65201-4460
1.2.1 The County will not accept any proposals received after 2:00 P.M.
Late proposal responses may be returned unopened if the vendor requests
within ten (10) business days after RFP opening. All returns will be made
at the vendor' s expense.
1.3 Sealed Proposals Required: Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope
identified with the proposal number and date of closing. List the proposal number on
the outside of the box or envelope and note "Response to Request for Proposal
enclosed." No fax or electronic transmitted proposals will be accepted.
If the offeror chooses not to submit a proposal, please return the enclosed
No Bid Response Page and note the reason.
1.4 Copies: The offeror is advised to submit one (1) original proposal, and two (2) copies
of the proposal (for a total of three copies), plus an electronic copy of the original
proposal on a thumb drive (USB memory stick).
1.5 Bid Opening: Proposals will be opened publicly shortly after 2:00 P.M. on Monday,
March 30, 2020 but only the names of offerors will be read aloud at the proposal
opening. Following contract execution or rejection of all proposal responses, all
responses will become a part of the public record and will be released to any person
or finn who requests access. Missouri Sunshine Laws: Due to applicable sunshine
laws and regulations concerning public documents (e.g., Section 610.021 RSMo), the
County ' s proposal file becomes part of the public record at time of contract execution
or when all proposals have been rejected.
RFP #: 04-30MAR20
Insertion Date: 2/27/20
1.6 If the offeror has obtained this proposal document from the Boone County Purchasing
Web Page or from a source other than the Boone County Purchasing Department,
prior to submitting the proposal the offeror is advised to check with the Boone
County Purchasing Department in order to ensure that the RFP solicitation package is
complete, i.e., the offeror has all addenda and attachments as applicable. The Boone
County Purchasing Department will not be responsible for providing RFP addenda
if the vendor has not been added to the official Vendor list for this Requestfor
1.7 Guideline for Written Questions: All questions regarding this Requestfor Proposal
should be submitted in writing, prior to the RFP opening and no later than 5:00
P.M., March 25, 2020 (which allows enough time to issue an addendum answering
the questions). All questions must be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the attention of Liz
Palazzolo. All such questions will be answered in writing, and such answers will be
provided to all parties having obtained a Request for Proposal packet by the County
by posting the addendum on the County Web site at www.showmeboone.com (Select
Purchasing, then Current Bid Opportunities). Submit questions to:
Liz Palazzolo, Senior Buyer
613 E. Ash Street, Room 109
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Phone: (573) 886-4392
Fax: (573) 886-4390
E-mail: lpalazzolo@boonecountymo.org
1.8 RFP Addenda: In the event that it becomes necessary to revise any part of this RFP,
written addenda will be issued. Any addendum to this RFP is valid only if in writing
and issued by the Boone County Purchasing Department. Verbal conversations or
agreements with any officer, agent, or employee of the County which modify any
tenns or obligations of this RFP are invalid.
1.9 Pre-Proposal Conference: To assist interested firms in preparing a thorough
proposal, an optional pre-proposal meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March
17, 2020, at 1:30 P.M. in the Boone County Commission Chambers located on the
first floor of the Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut in Columbia,
Missouri. Interested offerors have the option to submit questions in advance and/or
to attend the pre-proposal meeting via conference call. All questions and requests
for attending via conference call must be referred to Senior Buyer Liz Palazzolo
prior to the scheduled pre-proposal conference.
1.10 The County shall not reimburse offerors for any costs associated with the preparing
or submitting of any proposal.
1.11 The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive technicalities
or irregularities contained therein and to accept the offer the County considers the
most advantageous to the County. The RFP and responses will become part of the
Terms and Conditions of the contract.
RFP #: 04-30MAR20
Insertion Date: 2/27/20
2.1 Introduction:
2.1.1 This document constitutes a request for sealed proposals for Bond Counsel
Services for the Boone County Treasurer's Office as set forth herein.
2.1 .2 Organization: This document, referred to as a Request for Proposal (RFP), is
divided into the following parts:
1) Instructions and General Conditions
2) Introduction and General Information
3) Scope of Work
4) Proposal Submission Information
5) Vendor Response/Pricing Page(s)
6) Certification Regarding Debannent
7) Certification Regarding Lobbying
8) Work Authorization Certification
9) "No Bid" Response Form
10) Boone County Standard Terms and Conditions
2.1.3 Purpose: The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain a contractor
to provide Bond Counsel Services for the Boone County Treasurer's Office.
The County of Boone, Missouri (the " County") requests proposals from law finns
with experience in municipal bond, disclosure, and tax law to serve as Bond
Counsel to the County in connection with financings, transactions, tax issues, and
legal matters relating to debt issuance and the ongoing management of the
County's debt. Debt issuance may include a full range of available financing
techniques, including: taxable debt, tax-exempt debt, general obligation bonds,
Neighborhood Improvement District ("NID") general obligation bonds, special
revenue bonds, lease-revenue bonds, temporary debt instruments, debt backed by
various sources of revenue, and other instruments for which markets may develop
during the term of the agreement. The firm awarded an agreement under this RFP
will work closely with the County Treasurer, the County Clerk, the County
Counselor, and with outside parties engaged by the County such as a financial
advisors, trustees, paying agents, bond underwriters and their counsel, and any
other parties necessary to issue and sell the bonds. The County will retain only
one firm for tax, disclosure, and bond counsel services.
2.2 Background Information:
RFP #: 04-30MAR20
Insertion Date: 2/27/20

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