Emergency & Sole Source Procurements

Emergency Procurement – Clinical and Related Services

Reason for Emergency Procurement:
The UNO Charter School Network (“UCSN”) requires medical professionals to supplement its existing vendor’s capacity to provide these services. The individuals provided under this contract are crucial to maintaining UCSN compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as they provide the expertise required to develop Individualized Education Plans and Free Appropriate Education (FAPE) to students requiring these services.

Vendor(s):  Health Pro Rehabilitation
Anticipated Term:  5/12/16- 6/30/15
Compensation:  Variable rates for speech-language pathologists and school psychologists; the total amount approved by the Board for these services is $190,000.00 from the date of execution to the end of this fiscal year. The contract not-to-exceed amount is currently $95,000.00, and may be amended up to the Board –approved maximum if required.

Emergency Procurement – Public Relations Services

Reason for Emergency Procurement:
The UNO Charter School Network (“UCSN”) requires a public relations firm to manage media and public communications to minimize and prevent disruption to UCSN services and operations. This emergency procurement has been authorized by the UCSN Board.

Vendor(s):  Public Communications Inc. (PCI)
Anticipated Term:  Two months commencing September 1, 2014
Compensation:  $270/hr. ($40,000 projected total cost)

Emergency Procurement – Litigation Services

Reason for Emergency Procurement:
The UNO Charter School Network (“UCSN”) requires outside legal counsel to advise the UCSN Board of Directors and represent the UNO Charter School Network in relation to possible litigation. This contract is needed on an emergency basis, pursuant to the UCSN Procurement Policy, to minimize and prevent disruption to UCSN services and operations. This emergency procurement has been authorized by the UCSN Board.

Vendor(s):  Dykema Gossett PLLC
Anticipated Term:  Commencing September 18, 2014 until a formal RFP process can be conducted.
Compensation:  $350/hr.

Emergency Procurement – Student Application System

Reason for Emergency Procurement:
The UNO Charter School Network (“UCSN”) required outside assistance in modification of a preexisting electronic student application system in order to conduct its lotteries in accordance with legal requirements. Due to the timing, the vendor responsible for designing the preexisting electronic student application system was selected on an emergency basis to perform additional services to minimize and prevent disruption to UCSN services and operations.

Vendor(s):  Clarity Partners
Anticipated Term:  Through May 2014
Compensation:  $23,321.25

Emergency Procurement – E-Rate Consultant

Reason for Emergency Procurement:
The UNO Charter School Network (“UCSN”) required temporary E-Rate consultancy services during an interim period between the publication of a solicitation document and the award of a final contract. The preexisting vendor was selected for a short-term contract on an emergency basis to perform additional services to minimize and prevent disruption to UCSN services and operations.

Vendor(s):  Infinite Connections
Anticipated Term:  Through the end of September 2014
Compensation:  Not to exceed $12,600