Independent Investigation

November 14, 2019 City Auditor Update

Hillard Heintze Final Report - May 31, 2019​
Hillard Heintze Executive Summary - May 31, 2019​

November 13, 2019 City Auditor Update - Independent Investigation

Hillard Heintze November 13, 2019 Presentation

July 19, 2019 City Auditor Update - Independent Investigation

 

The Notice of Award has been attached below.

 

Notice of Award - ASER-20-0001

Signed Contract - ASER-20-0001

Exhibit B - Hillard Heintze Proposal for City of Virginia Beach

 

July 17, 2019 City Auditor Update - Independent Investigation

 

The Notice of Intent to Award has been attached below.

 

Notice of Intent to Award - ASER-20-0001

 

Thank you to the 15 firms that submitted a response to the RFP for an Independent Consultant to review the May 31 Tragedy.

July 15, 2019 City Auditor Update

Thank you to the 15 firms that submitted a response to the RFP for an Independent Consultant to review the May 31 Tragedy.  The deadline to submit a response was Friday July 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM thus no additional bids will be accepted. 

 

The next steps in the process will be to review all 15 bids.  Following a review of the bids a telephone/video interview will be conducted.  After all interviews have been conducted a firm will be selected and a Notice of Intent to Award will be posted.  The goal is to have a firm selected by mid-week and a contract signed by the end of the week or no later than next week.

July 9, 2019 City Auditor Update

Addendum 2 - RFP Questions and Answers

July 8, 2019 City Auditor Update

Several questions in regards to the RFP were asked by a prospective bidder.  The questions and the related answers can now be found in the file below titled “Addendum 1 – RFP Questions and Answers”

 

Addendum 1 - RFP Questions and Answers

 

July 3, 2019 City Auditor Update

 

On July 2, 2019 the Virginia Beach City Council unanimously passed a resolution directing the City Auditor to engage an independent consultant to conduct an independent review of the May 31, 2019 tragedy.  The scope of the review to be performed by the independent consultant will include: creation of a timeline of events; a review of the perpetrator’s employment history and workplace interactions; and a review of relevant city policies, procedures and practices, including, without limitation, those related to facility security, prevention of workplace violence, and employee alerting and response to active shooter notifications.

 

Upon the completion of the review the firm will submit a written report to the City Council and present the findings of the review to the City Council. The report should include recommendations as to best practices that should be employed by the City.

 

The City Council seeks to start this review as quickly as possible.  Thus the deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday July 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST.  All other details, including the City Council resolution, are included in the Request for Proposal which can be found below.

 

As the City Auditor, I will be the liaison for this proposal and subsequent resulting contract.  This includes preparing the RFP, reviewing the proposals, selecting the independent consultant, processing payments to the consultant, and ensuring the consultant has access to documents, records, and people to ensure a timely and thorough review.  I will not be involved in the actual review or have any influence in the outcome of the review.  My role is to be the liaison and provide oversight of the contract and will not be a part of the review team.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Request for Proposal please direct them to me at Lremias@vbgov.com.

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