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File #: 21-4187   
Type: Misc - Financial Services
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a contract with Hilltop Securities Asset Management LLC to provide Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services for a period from July 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024, with an option to extend the contract for one additional two-year period under the same terms and conditions. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer]
Attachments: 1. Attachment I - Score Matrix, 2. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT:

Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services Contract for the City of San Antonio


SUMMARY:

This Ordinance authorizes the execution of a contract with Hilltop Securities Asset Management LLC to provide Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services for a period to commence July 1, 2021 and terminate March 31, 2024, with an option to extend the contract for one additional two-year period under the same terms and conditions.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City contracts with qualified firms to provide Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services in connection with the City's financings. Laws codified in Internal Revenue Service Code Section 148 and regulations promulgated by the United States Treasury mandate that interest income derived from the investment of tax-exempt proceeds in excess of the permitted arbitrage rate must be rebated to the United States Government. Arbitrage rebate compliance requires that computations be performed which are consistent with the complex technical requirements contained in the aforementioned laws and regulations to determine the rebate amount, if any. Any rebate amount due must be reported and paid to the United States Government. The scope of Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services includes a comprehensive review of the City's outstanding tax-exempt obligations, debt service funds, debt service reserve funds, capital projects funds and other funds, into which tax-exempt proceeds have been deposited. Such services also encompass calculation and verification of the arbitrage rate for each tax-exempt obligation for which an arbitrage rebate computation is required, on-going service with respect to questions that may arise from time to time concerning arbitrage rebate and assisting the City in responding to queries posed to the City related to arbitrage.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) for Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Services was developed inclusi...

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