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Message from the Inspector General
The OIG seeks proposals from qualified applicants to enter into up to five (5) surveillance contracts with the City. Contractors will primarily perform surveillances of City employees in order to enforce the City's residency requirement.
However, the selected applicants may also be requested to confidentially monitor the activities of City employees, individuals, and organizations conducting business with the City that are suspected of participating in other forms of prohibited conduct.
The selected applicants will be expected to provide requested services on an on-call, as-needed basis. Parties interested in applying must meet the following minimum requirements:
The applicant and/or applicant's employees who will be assigned to perform the work must possess a minimum of five years experience in surveillances, confidential investigations, and the performance of other forms of activities standard in the industry of private investigations;
The applicant must have a valid Private Detective License;
The applicant must possess a valid driver's license, registered vehicles and professional equipment such as digital cameras, necessary to conduct effective and thorough surveillances; and,
The applicant and all employees of the applicant must not have a criminal record. (Criminal background checks for all personnel employed by the applicant will be performed.)
The OIG seeks an investigative consultant to conduct complex administrative and/or 'white collar' investigations and to act as the OIG's liaison with various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
The OIG requires the following minimum qualifications from interested firms and individuals to perform the investigative consultant work:
The applicant or applicant?s personnel must possess a minimum of five years experience in one or more of the following areas: federal law enforcement, intelligence collection, and/or investigations (FBI, CIA, SEC, IRS, US Attorney's Office, Attorney General's Office, District Attorney's Office, National Security, risk management, forensic accounting, etc.);
The applicant or applicant's personnel must not have a criminal record. (A criminal background check on the applicant or any of applicant's personnel who will perform the work will be performed);
The applicant or any of applicant's personnel must possess a valid driver's license;
An intimate working knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws and regulations in order to properly assess the investigative potential and properly investigate, refer, or dispose of all information obtained in the course of an investigation;
Familiar with audits and fiscal reviews conducted by city, state or federal agencies;
Extensive contacts within the federal, state and local law enforcement community; and,
Proficiency in the use of modern technology such as forensic accounting software.
To submit an application, please visit the
and select Office of the Inspector General under "new contract opportunities."
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