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File #: 22-4538    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Award Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/22/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request for approval of a personal services exemption from the competitive bid requirements and that the County Judge execute an agreement with Southern Methodist University on behalf of its Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center in the amount of $73,900 for Local Rule 9 and the ODonnell consent decree compliance training course for the Office of Justice and Safety for the period of August 2, 2022 - May 1, 2023 with four (4) one-year renewal options.
Department: Purchasing
Department Head/Elected Official: DeWight Dopslauf

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Award

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Southern Methodist University on behalf of its Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Personal Services Agreement

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of a personal services exemption from the competitive bid requirements and that the County Judge execute an agreement with Southern Methodist University on behalf of its Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center in the amount of $73,900 for Local Rule 9 and the ODonnell consent decree compliance training course for the Office of Justice and Safety for the period of August 2, 2022 - May 1, 2023 with four (4) one-year renewal options.
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Background and Discussion:
Harris County sought qualified vendors to create and deliver a training course to support the full and effective implementation of the ODonnell Consent Decree. The training should include foundational information on the core components of the decree applicable to all stakeholders, in addition to targeted training content tailored to the role and function of key stakeholder groups. Per the decree, the selected vendor shall work closely with the Court Monitor, Class Counsel, and designated County stakeholders to meet the following requirements in accordance with Part X of the Consent Decree.


Expected Impact:

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center shall create and deliver a training curriculum to include, at a minimum, qualitative and quantitative material on the following: The purpose, proper implementation, and enforcement of Local Rule 9 and the Consent Decree, and the requirements to uphold the constitutional rules and standards governing pretrial release and det...

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