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LEGAL-5438 - USA (Clark, Washington) - Bond Counsel Services - Deadline October 28,2020

Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID: LEGAL-5438

Government Authority located in Clark, Washington; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for bond counsel services.

[A] Budget: Looking for Proposals

[B] Scope of Service:

Vendor needs to provide bond counsel services to the government authority located in Clark, WA.
- The selected Proposer will advise and assist the County with all aspects of debt financing, including planning and coordination, drafting necessary documents, tax law compliance and related legal advice.
1. Advise the County and its consultants in oral and written formats on relevant legal requirements, including state and federal income tax and securities laws, and potential legislation that might impact future financings;
2. Review transcripts relating to prior County issuances and outstanding obligations, to assure conformity of the bonds with applicable covenants and conditions and
recommend provisions as appropriate;
3. Perform the necessary factual and legal analysis to assure exclusion from gross income for federal income tax purposes of the interest on bonds, including the preparation of tax exemption and non-arbitrage certificates and calculating the yield of the bonds, if applicable;
4. Coordinate and perform initial debt issuance planning activities;
5. Draft and finalize resolutions, ordinances, escrow agreements notice of sale, arbitrage certificates and all other documents necessary to authorize the bonds to be sold and issued;
6. Attend meetings relating to the sale and issuance of the bonds as requested by the County;
7. Draft, review, and finalize preliminary and final official statements. Offer assistance to the County to ensure the accuracy and completeness as to the description of the bonds, continuing disclosure undertaking, and the federal tax treatment of the interest on the bonds;
8. Prepare and assemble the transcript and closing documents necessary to support the issuance of the bonds and provide the County with paper and electronic copies of the transcript;
9. Provide opinions of enforceability and tax-exemption, as applicable, in relation to any proposed bonds;
10. Give advice to County staff and consultants regarding the applicability of the registration requirements under the Securities Act of 1933 or regarding federal and state securities disclosure requirements or due diligence review;
11. Prepare supplemental opinions required of bond counsel by the County underwriter of County obligations in connection with their issuance;
12. Present and respond to inquiries from County elected officials, staff and vendors;
13. Provide litigation support;
14. Seek or obtain governmental assistance or approvals from governmental agencies other than the County, necessary for the acquisition, construction, equipping, improving and financing of public buildings, facilities or utilities to be acquired by the County;
15. Negotiate and draft contracts or credit enhancements (other than bond insurance), including contracts with owners of property included within local improvement districts formed by the County, or disputes or litigation in connection therewith;
16. Draft or negotiate bond purchase agreements (though, as a matter of course, bond counsel will review such agreements to assure that they contain only the traditional provisions and suggest changes to protect the County), reimbursement agreements or similar agreements related to the issuance of the bonds; attendance at rating agency or public information meetings in connection with the issuance of bonds;
17. Extensive post-issuance consultation regarding tax-exemption, disclosure or other matters;
18. Demonstrate community involvement within Washington State and a commitment to equity and diversity;
19. Provide all other services normally performed by bond counsel; and,
20. Provide consultation regarding general debt questions not related to specific bond issue.

[C] Eligibility:

- Onshore (USA Organization Only);

[D] Work Performance:

Performance of the work will be Offsite. Vendor needs to carry work in their office location.

Expiry Date : Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Category : Legal Services

Country : USA

State : Washington

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