CITY OF WEST MIAMI SEEKS LOBBYING COMPANY

The City of West Miami, hereinafter referred to as the “City”, as represented by the City Manager, is soliciting proposals for the professional services of experienced and qualified law firms, governmental affairs consulting firms, businesses, and/or individuals to provide the City with governmental representation before the executive and legislative branches of the state government.

Background:

The City of West Miami, hereinafter referred to as the “City”, as represented by the City Manager, is soliciting proposals for the professional services of experienced and qualified law firms, governmental affairs consulting firms, businesses, and/or individuals to provide the City with governmental representation before the executive and legislative branches of the state government.

Scope of Work:

The selected Proposer(s) shall provide governmental representation and consulting services requested by the City, for various subjects/issues assigned to the selected Proposer(s), including but not limited to those examples listed in Attachment A. The selected Proposer(s) will receive issue and project assignments based on the City’s annual legislative agenda.

                1. Report and meet with the City on a weekly basis, during the Florida Legislature’s legislative session, or on an as needed basis during interim committee meetings and special sessions on those issues important to the City and the actions taken on such issues.

                2. Report and meet with the City on a monthly basis when the Florida Legislature is not in session.

                3. Prepare monthly reports (weekly during the Legislative session), in a timely manner, advising the City of the current status of all issues that they are monitoring or tracking that may affect the City of West Miami, the actions taken on such issues, and recommendations for future actions on such issues. Reports shall be provided in a format, and with a level of detail,           acceptable to the City. (Note: An invoice will not be accepted by the City as proper, and ready for payment, if the selected Proposer(s) has outstanding reports due from that invoice period or earlier.)

The reports shall be provided by the selected Proposer(s) to the Members of the City Commission.

                4. Raise, discuss and recommend any affirmative legislative action that may benefit the City.

                5. Be available, if requested, on a twenty-four hour basis during the session: assisting in writing, interpreting, and monitoring legislation and regulations; drafting legislation, amendments, proviso language, position papers, and testimony; and providing weekly written progress reports detailing services that have been rendered.

                6. Provide a full range of lobbying and advocacy services including meeting with members of the Legislature, testifying at committee meetings on the City’s behalf, assigning a designated person to closely monitor and review all substantive floor amendments and bills, and preparing reports               advising the City of the current status of legislation during and after the legislative session.

                7.Integrate its efforts with the Office of the City Manager to ensure a strong consistent legislative program.

                8. Obtain documentation and research materials upon request.

                9. Forward all required reports to the City upon request by the City in the number of copies as requested by the City for that particular instance.

                10. Upon request, arrange for meetings, including members of the Miami-Dade County State   Delegation, with members of state legislature including those in leadership positions and in key committees. Arrange meetings with senior staff of the state legislature and key officials in the Governor’s Office and critical state agencies.

                11. Provide a comprehensive end of session report detailing the resolution of all issues worked on, detailing all actions undertaken on such issues.

Due Date:

August 23rd, 2019

Address:

anneryg@cityofwestmiami.org

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