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Port of Houston Authority
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to approve contracts related to governmental policy consulting services at the state and federal levels.

The commission voted to approve a one-year professional services contract with Brown Consulting for state governmental policy consulting and support, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

The commission voted to approve a professional services contract with Michael Toomey for state governmental policy consulting and support, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

The commission voted to approve a professional services contract with Pendulum Strategies, LLC for federal governmental policy consulting and support, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.

The commission voted to approve a $168,000 contract with Greenberg Traurig, LLP for federal and state governmental policy consulting and support services.

The commission voted to approve a $150,000 contract with Locke Lord, LLP for state and local governmental policy consulting and support services.

The commission voted to approve a one-year agreement with the Houston International Seafarers' Center to provide humanitarian services to seafarers whose vessels call at the terminals of the port authority.

The contract takes effect on January 1, and is for an amount not to exceed $100,000.

The commission voted to approve the port's 2018 membership in the Greater Houston Partnership. The port is at the managing partner level of membership, with fees in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

The commission voted to authorize payment to the Harris County Appraisal District for appraisal services for FY2018, in an amount not to exceed $450,000, and to authorize payment to the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector for tax collection services for the 2017 Tax Year, in an amount not to exceed $1,140,000.

The commission voted to reject all proposals and authorize re-advertisement for a request for proposals to replace the fender system at Wharves 1 and 2 and at CARE Terminal Phase 1.

The commission voted to issue stevedore licenses for one-year terms, commencing January 1, 2018, to Agri American Stevedores, LLC, APS Stevedoring, LLC, Ceres Gulf, Inc., Cooper/Ports America, Gulf Stream Marine, Inc., Jacintoport International, LLC, Marine Terminal Corporation East, Richardson Stevedoring and Logistics Services, Inc., Schroder Marine Service, Southern Stevedoring Co., LP, and Suderman Contracting Stevedores, Inc.

The commission voted to authorize a settlement of claims of Orion Marine Construction, LP, as discussed in closed session.

The commission voted to amend the port's employment agreement with Executive Director Roger Guenther, as discussed in closed session.

No other action was taken resulting from items discussed in closed session.

All other action items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Commissioner Theldon Branch absent. Agenda




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