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File #: 19-1663   
Type: Purchase of Services
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/21/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an Agreement with Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. to provide a comprehensive study of local ad valorem property tax appraisal for a one year term commencing not later than February 28, 2019, in an amount not to exceed $79,780.00. Funding for this contract is included and available in the FY 2019 General Fund Budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance
Related files: 19-2993
DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Contract for Ad Valorem Property Tax Valuation Study


SUMMARY:

This Ordinance approves a contract with Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. to provide a comprehensive study of local ad valorem property tax appraisal for a one (1) year term commencing not later than February 28, 2019.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On March 13, 2018, Councilman Pelaez delivered a Council Consideration Request ("CCR") for a comprehensive study to examine how ad valorem valuation practices in Bexar County compare to other Texas counties.

Based on the CCR, the scope of work for the project involves two parts: Phase I of the Project includes 1) research and data collection from Bexar County Appraisal District and other Texas appraisal districts, 2) interviews with commercial and residential property representatives in the SA Metro area and other Texas cities, and 3) analysis of appraisal and protest data collected. Phase II is optional at the City's discretion. If the option for Phase II is exercised, it would be performed after Phase I and will have a separate scope and cost and will include 1) an analysis of the information obtained in Phase I to determine the economic impact to the City, if any, and 2) a comparison of the economic impact on other cities based on the information obtained in Phase I from other Texas appraisal districts.

On June 20, 2018, the City's Governance Committee directed the Finance Department to move forward with a Request for Proposals ("RFP") to select a consultant to perform the study. On August 23, 2018, the Finance Department issued the RFP with a proposal due date of September 24, 2018. The proposal due date was subsequently extended to October 9, 2018 to allow for additional outreach to potential respondents. Ultimately, only one proposal was received in response to the RFP, however, the proposal was insufficient to meet the City's project requ...

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