Harris County Logo
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 22-5323    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Interlocal Agreement Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request for approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas in the amount of $113,346.08 for Prevailing Wage Compliance Services provided by DEEO.
Attachments: 1. Port of Houston FY22 FY23 Interlocal Agreement w DEEO
Department: Economic Equity and Opportunity
Department Head/Elected Official: Diana Ramirez, Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Interlocal Agreement

Project ID (if applicable):
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Port of Houston Authority of Harris County

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
title
Request for approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas in the amount of $113,346.08 for Prevailing Wage Compliance Services provided by DEEO.
end

Background and Discussion:
The Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity (DEEO) Worker and Community Protections group provides wage rate compliance services for Port of Houston Authority projects in accordance with Texas Government Code Chapter 2258.

This Interlocal Agreement is for short FY2022 and FY2023, the period of performance is April 1, 2022 to September 31, 2023. Upon the consolidation of wage rate compliance services in DEEO last fall, staff began reviewing all existing interlocal agreements to ensure they were up to date. Several, including this one, were not. DEEO has been working with the partner organizations and the County Attorney's Office to ensure the County is reimbursed for DEEO's work. DEEO will continue to work with these organizations going forward to ensure that the cost of DEEO's services is fully captured in future agreements.

Expected Impact:
The Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity will use the revenue collected from this settlement agreement to purchase equipment and materials needed to conduct the compliance work. This may include tablets, software, and vehicle leases. Ongoing expenditures will be paid for using future year agreement reimbursements.

Alternative Options:
A much less preferred option ...

Click here for full text