Meeting Date:           December 19, 2011


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase request 44130 to Shutts & Bowen LP for employee and employment related legal services



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of purchase request 44130 to Shutts & Bowen LP for an amount not to exceed $60,000.00.



The City Manager has selected the law firm of Shutts & Bowen LP to advise and represent the City for employee and employment related legal services.


The City has used the services of Shutts & Bowen LP since September 2003 for various legal services.  The firm is used for employment related issues with general employees as well as fire and police union issues.  The City Manager has estimated the cost for these services this fiscal year to be $60,000.00.



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

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

Funds are budgeted and available in the account listed. 


Submission Date and Time:    12/14/2011 7:44 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  _____$227,000.00________


Available ____$197,969.04_______