Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Agenda Item Title
Approval to advertise an RFQ for Engineering Services and an RFP for a Grant Administrator as required by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to comply with program requirements.
Agenda Item ID
Staff Recommended Motion
Approval to advertise in the Orlando Sentinel – Lake edition, on our website and on Demandstar which is a web-based notification system used for public bidding.
On December 21, 2022, Governor DeSantis awarded more than $35 million to 48 Florida communities through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Lady Lake was one of those communities and we were awarded $750,000 to be used for neighborhood revitalization, specifically the Skyline Drive Drainage Improvement project. As part of the many requirements of receiving this funding, bid requests must be advertised for engineering services and for a grant administrator. The ads must then be sent to approximately 1,400 minority owned business enterprises and women owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE). These mailings ensure that firms that meet the eligibility requirements of MBE/WBE are afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed with state funds.
Approximately $350 for advertising.