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File #: O-304-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 5/28/2021 In control: Human Resources Department
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action: 6/22/2021
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with McGohan Brabender, for the provision of consultation services regarding the administration, selection, and implementation of programs and improvements relating to the City's healthcare benefit and wellness plans; authorizing the expenditure of funds not to exceed $525,000 in payment of services; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Speaking Points, 2. McGohan Brabender, 3. Audio: Agenda Review, June 1, 2021, 4. Audio: Agenda Review June 15, 2021, 5. Audio: City Council June 8, 2021, 6. Audio: City Council June 22, 2021
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McGohan Brabender
Human Resources
Tyrome Alexander (x1031)

Title
Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with McGohan Brabender, for the provision of consultation services regarding the administration, selection, and implementation of programs and improvements relating to the City's healthcare benefit and wellness plans; authorizing the expenditure of funds not to exceed $525,000 in payment of services; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The City seeks to enter a contract with a qualified Benefits Counselor and Insurance Broker Service firm, McGohan Brabender, for the purpose of providing a full range of services related to the City's health and welfare benefit program. Specifically, in order to assess and make recommendations regarding the current benefit programs, and to provide general consultancy regarding, but not limited to administration and best practices; business intelligence, data, reporting, analytics and benchmarking; design, long-term planning and continuous improvement; employee education and wellness initiatives; labor unit education and relationship support; collective bargaining, mediation and arbitration support; budgeting and forecasting; and actuarial analysis.

Competitive proposals were sought twice for this project. Once in conjunction with other consultation services for the Departments of Finance and Information, Communication & Technology, from March 17, 2020 through April 14, 2020, and again separately, from May 22, 2020 through June 23, 2020. A total of thirteen (13) bids were submitted between each request for proposals. The selection committee, which encompassed the members of the Healthcare Cost Containment Committee, reviewed all the proposals from both requests based on cost, services provided, and the company's record of similar successful projects. Based on this review, it was determined that McGohan Brabender is best-suited to achieve the City's objectives.

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