Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor
Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1 Michael Schaaf, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3 Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4
Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney
PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with the public health order issued by the New Mexico Department of Health, the meeting will be physically closed to the public; however, it will be accessible to the public via the following technology service:
Facebook Live stream through the City of Gallup's Facebook Page:
Members of the public may submit comments on Discussion/Action Topic #5 regarding the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program 2020 and on non-agenda items. Please call 863-1254 to leave your name and a return phone number.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has grant funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. In order to receive funding, the governing body and citizens must have notice that we are applying for the grant and an opportunity to comment.
National Institute of Government Purchasing $460.00 Dues (Buyer's license, membership rates for trainings, and website resources)Gallup Independent $138.00 (Subscription for tear sheets when processing billings for all legal and public notices for the City of Gallup)NMPPA $200 Dues (CPO certifications, membership rates for trainings, and website resources)Periscope $1120.00 (Licensing for commodity codes use requirement per NM State Procurement Code)Negometrix $6800 (E-Procurement Software subscription)
TOTAL: $9000 (rounded up in case there is increase in membership fees this year)
With the whole Covid19 situation, it became very difficult for the Purchasing Department to do bid openings and with the physical acceptance of bids. There is noticeably a decline in the bidding participation because contractors were unable to get proposals to the City especially during the lockdown when no one was allowed in to Gallup. In addition there is value added to acquiring a system that allows us to have a bigger vendor pool that could save us money with even more competitive bidding if more participants PLUS the software is free for 6 months in light of Covid with no obligations. Platform will also expedite the RFP process and will ease acquiring information and documents for auditing time.