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File #: RES 21-1301    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/8/2021
Title: Pursuing a Joint Shared Mobility RFP with the City of Minneapolis.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen


Pursuing a Joint Shared Mobility RFP with the City of Minneapolis.



WHEREAS, St. Paul and Minneapolis, pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes §471.59, are authorized to enter into an agreement to exercise jointly the governmental powers and function each has individually; and


WHEREAS, St. Paul and Minneapolis are governmental units as defined under Minn. Stat. §471.59; and


WHEREAS, in the performance of their essential governmental functions, Minneapolis and St. Paul each contract for certain transit services within their respective boundaries, including scooter sharing (St. Paul and Minneapolis) and bike sharing (Minneapolis); and


WHEREAS, the Parties desire to locate a vendor capable of providing scooter, bike and other shared mobility services across and between the Cities in a coordinated manner; and


WHEREAS, both St. Paul and Minneapolis are willing to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) whereby Minneapolis will convene and conduct a Request for Proposals (“RFP”), and, depending on whether vendors submit prequalifying information that indicates they are capable of providing shared mobility services across and between the Cities, Saint Paul may score the proposals; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to the MOU, Saint Paul and Minneapolis maintain sole responsibility for awarding individual license(s) and/or contract(s) to vendors; and


WHEREAS, the MOU will expire one year from execution; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby authorizes the appropriate government officials to execute the MOU and participate in an RFP for shared mobility services with the City of Minneapolis. 



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