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Item No:                    4.B.1.


Meeting Date:           January 14, 2013


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase request 445125 to Shutts & Bowen LLP for employee and employment related legal services.


Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase request 445125 to Shutts & Bowen LLP for an amount not to exceed $60,000.00.



The City Manager has selected the law firm of Shutts & Bowen LLP to advise and represent the City on employee and employment related legal services.  The City has used the services of Shutts & Bowen LLP since September 2003.  The City is serviced by this firm from their Orlando office.  The firm is used for employment related issues with general employees as well as fire and police union consultation and representation.  The City Manager has estimated the cost of these services this fiscal year to be $60,000.00.  The previous fiscal year expenditures with the firm are summarized here.


Historical Fiscal Year Expenditures

  • 2012 - $50,839.16
  • 2010 - $135,838.91
  • 2008 - $29,863.23
  • 2011 - $48,741.96
  • 2009 - $61,626.52




1.  Approve the purchase request to Shutts & Bowen LLP; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact: 

Funds in the amount of $60,000.00 are budgeted and available in the listed account for fiscal year 2013.

Submission Date and Time:    1/9/2013 6:17 PM____

Department: _City Manager____________

Prepared by:  _Mike Thornton_________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No __X___

Advertised:   ____Not Required ___X__                     

Dates:   __________________________                      

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. __________________                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. _001-1241-514.31-10__


Project No. ___________________


WF No. ______________________


Budget  ____  $60,000.00_________


Available ___  $60,000.00_________