RESOLUTION

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY

COUNTY OF CAMDEN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION AMENDING AUTHORITY’S INSURANCE CONTRACT WITH

WILLIS OF NEW JERSEY, INC. TO INCLUDE THE PLACEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION COVERAGE WITH

HARTFORD/NAVIGATORS SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY FOR A

TWO YEAR, SEVEN MONTH TERM

 

R-05-20-51

            WHEREAS, the Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority ("GTMUA” and/or “Authority"), County of Camden and State of New Jersey had previously solicited Request for Proposals for insurance coverage to include an option for Environmental Pollution Insurance pursuant to the New Jersey Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.; and

 

            WHEREAS, such service is in the nature of an exception to the bidding requirements as an extraordinary unspecifiable service; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Insurance Contract awarded to Willis of New Jersey, Inc. on December 19, 2019, for the placement of General Liability, Umbrella and Employment Practices coverage did not include the option for Environmental Pollution Insurance; and

 

WHEREAS, the GTMUA has evaluated and studied the need to secure and obtain insurance coverage for Environmental Pollution; and

 

            WHEREAS, the duly appointed insurance broker for the Authority, Willis of New Jersey, Inc., has submitted additional proposals from various companies for Environmental Pollution Insurance coverage which have been reviewed by the Authority Solicitor and the Authority’s Insurance Committee; and

           

            WHEREAS, after due deliberation and opportunity for discussion, the Commissioners have determined that it is in the best interest of the Authority to secure Environmental Pollution Insurance coverage through the Authority’s existing broker contract with Willis of New Jersey, Inc., with Hartford/Navigators Specialty Insurance Company.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairman and Board Members of the Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority that this amendment to the Authority’s existing contract is awarded without competitive bidding as an extraordinary unspecifiable service in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 of the Local Public Contracts Law to Willis of New Jersey, Inc., which shall be authorized to secure Environmental Pollution Insurance coverage with Hartford/Navigators Specialty Insurance Company, for a two year, seven month term, in the amount not to exceed $21,534.00 plus applicable NJ PLIGA tax & Terrorism, to the extent not already included; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that notice of this action shall be printed one (1) time within twenty (20) days of its passage in an authorized official newspaper of the Authority; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution and Contract shall remain on file and available for public inspection.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority certifies that funds are available for payment of this Contract.  The amount to be expended under this contract shall not exceed $21,534.00 plus applicable NJ PLIGA tax & Terrorism.  Funds will be charged against the Sewer Operating Account.

 

                                                                        THE GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

ATTEST:                                                       MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY

 

 

Frank Schmidt, Secretary                                Richard P. Calabrese, Chairman

 

            Certified that the above is a true and correct copy of a Resolution duly adopted by the Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority at its Regular Meeting of May 21, 2020.

                                             

Marlene Hrynio, Administrative Secretary

Dated:  May 21, 2020